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Aircraft manufacturing company executive

Donald Malvern was American aircraft manufacturing company executive. Inducted into Oklahoma Aviation and Space Museum's Hall of Fame, 1987; recipient Distinguished Alumni award University Oklahoma, 1999, Unsung Hero award United Way of St. Louis, 2000.


Malvern, Donald was born on April 22, 1921 in Sterling, Oklahoma, United States. Son of George Michael and Anna Francesca (Elsass) Malvern.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, U. Oklahoma, 1946.


Engineer, Victory Architects and Engineers, Clinton, Oklahoma, 1943;Engineer, Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa Monica, California, 1943;with, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1946-1988;executive vice president, McDonnell Aircraft Company, 1973-1982;president, McDonnell Aircraft Company, 1982-1986;vice president, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, 1973-1988;aerospace consultant, St. Louis, since 1988;president, McDonnell Douglas Services, Inc., 1978-1982.


Trustee Falcon Foundation, 1983-2006. Board visitors Defense Systems Management College, 1983-1986, University Oklahoma College Engineering, 1988-1991. President Wings of Hope, 1989-1992, chairman, 1992-2004, director emeritus, 2004-2006.

1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Captain Missouri Air National Guard, 1946-1951. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Technology Management award 1968, Reed aeronautics medal 1980).

Member American Defense Preparedness Association (president St. Louis chapter 1979-1980), Navy League United States (life), National aeronautics Association, Air Force Association, Armed Forces Management Association, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Omega, Sigma Tau Beta. Clubs: Bellerive Country, St. Louis.


Married Ruth Marie Vogler, June 4, 1949. 1 son, Michael John.

George Michael Malvern

Anna Francesca (Elsass) Malvern

Ruth Marie Vogler