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Orval Mckinley Mosier

Orval Mckinley Mosier, business executive. member United States Navy Air Corps High Hat Squadron, for locating and guiding to safety during snow storms.; Served as lt Air Corps, United States Army, 1918-1919.; Member Non-Partisan Taxpayers Association (organizer), American Legion, 40 and 8, Isaac Walton League, Veterinary Air Pilots, Quiet Birdmen.

Background

  • Mosier, Orval Mckinley was born on February 10, 1897 in Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William Earl and Lotta (Harris) Mosier.

  • Education

    • Student Hill Business College, University Texas, 1917-1918.

    Career

    • Test pilot Alexander Aircraft Company, 1927. Founder Lloyd Mosier Air Commerce Company, 1922, Pike’s Peak Air Commerce Company, 1928-1932. President Western Airport Engineer Company, 1928-1932.

      City manager Oklahoma City, 1933-1937. Vice president, general manager Braniff Airways, Dallas, 1937-1938. Vice president American Airlines, 1938-1958, executive vice president, 1958-1962, director, since 1941.

      Chairman of the executive committee Allied Maintenance Corporation, New York City Honorary member United States Navy Air Corps High Hat Squadron, for locating and guiding to safety during snow storms.

    Membership

    Member United States Navy Air Corps High Hat Squadron, for locating and guiding to safety during snow storms. Served as lt Air Corps, United States Army, 1918-1919. Member Non-Partisan Taxpayers Association (organizer), American Legion, 40 and 8, Isaac Walton League, Veterinary Air Pilots, Quiet Birdmen.

    Clubs: Wings (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Francys Cox Colcord, August 5, 1933.
    • father: William Earl Mosier
    • mother: Lotta (Harris) Mosier
    • spouse: Francys Cox Colcord
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    Born February 10, 1897
    Died February 9, 1967
    (aged 69)
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