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air transportation executive

Donald William Nyrop was American air transportation executive. Bar: District of Columbia 1938. Decorated Legion of Merit. Served with Air Transport Command United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member of Minneapolis Club.

Background

Nyrop, Donald William was born on April 1, 1912 in Elgin, Nebraska, United States. Son of William A. and Nellie (Wylie) Nyrop.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Doane College, 1934;Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1939.

Career

Attorney, General Counsel' General’ s Office, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Washington, 1939-1941;Executive officer to chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1942;chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1952;representative, United States airlinesmember official, United States delegations International Civil Aviation Organisation Assemblies, 1946, 47;deputy administrator for operations, Civil Aeronautics Administration, 1948-1950;administrator, Civil Aeronautics Administration, 1950-1951;chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1951-1952;president, Northwest Airlines, Inc., 1954-1978.

Achievements

  • He was the father of Bill Nyrop (July 23, 1952 – December 31, 1995) who was a professional ice hockey player who won three Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens in 1976, 1977, and 1978.

Membership

Served with Air Transport Command United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member of Minneapolis Club.

Connections

Married Grace Cary, April 19, 1941 (deceased 1993). Children: Nancy, William (deceased 1995), Karen, Kathryn.

father:
William A. Nyrop

mother:
Nellie (Wylie) Nyrop

spouse:
Grace Cary

child:
Nancy Nyrop

child:
William Nyrop (deceased 1995)

child:
Karen Nyrop

child:
Kathryn Nyrop