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James Daniel Ott

James Daniel Ott, American journalist, educator. Named Aerospace Journalist of Year, Royal Aeronautical Society London, 2002. Member advisory board The Messenger, since 1999. With United States Army Reserve, 1956-1963. Member Society Aerospace Communicators, Cathedral Foundation (board directors since 1997).

Background

  • Ott, James Daniel was born on March 24, 1938 in Dayton, Kentucky, United States. Son of Arthur Daniel and Grace Mary (Bennett) Ott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Thomas More College, 1961. Master of Education in Communications Arts, Xavier University, 1973.

    Career

    • Reporter Cincinnati Enquirer, 1959-1965, Kentucky editor, 1965-1969. Public relations director Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, 1969-1974, Catholic University American, Washington, 1974-1978. Transport editor Aviation Week and Space Technology, 1978-1984, senior transport editor, 1984-1994, contributing editor Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, since 1994.

    Works

    • Jets: Airliners of the Golden Age
    • The ultimate book on jet airliners! Beginning with the Comet and ending with the Airbus Industrie A340, Jets covers the worlds commercial jet aircraft and tells the stories of the test pilots, cockpit crews, technicians and airline managers who have been involved with them.
    • Airline Odyssey
    • Two long-time airline watchers - a journalist and an industry analyst - here join forces to provide a portrait of an industry in flux.
    • Author: Jets, Airliners of the Golden Age, 1993, Airline Odyssey, 1995, Seekers of the Everlasting Kingdom, 2002.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member advisory board The Messenger, since 1999. With United States Army Reserve, 1956-1963. Member Society Aerospace Communicators, Cathedral Foundation (board directors since 1997).

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming, hiking, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte Elizabeth Freihofer, August 1, 1964. Children: Alec, Stephen, Anthony, James, Michael.
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    Born March 24, 1938
    • 1961
      Thomas More College
    • 1973
      Xavier University
    • 1959 - 1965
      Reporter Cincinnati Enquirer
    • 1965 - 1969
      Reporter Cincinnati Enquirer
    • 1969 - 1974
      public relations director, Thomas More College
      Kentucky, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      public relations director, Thomas More College
      Washington, United States
    • 1994
      Technology, transport editor Aviation Week and Space
      Kentucky, United States

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