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Donald Wilson Madole, American lawyer. Recipient Outstanding Performance award, Federal Aviation Administration, 1961, Meritorious Achievement award, American Airlines, 1962, Outstanding Performance award, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1963-1965, Federal Government Outstanding Public Service award, Jump-Memorial Foundation, 1966.


Madole, Donald Wilson was born on July 14, 1932 in Elkhart, Kansas, United States.


Student, Kansas State Teachers College, 1951. Bachelor of Science, University Denver, 1959. Juris Doctor, University Denver, 1959.


Vice president Mountain Aviation Corporation, Denver, 1958—1959. Trial attorney Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, 1960—1962. Senior warranty administrator American Airlines, Tulsa, 1962—1963.

Chief hearing and reports division Civil Aeronautics Board, Washington, attorney adviser, 1963—1966. Partner Speiser, Krause & Madole, since 1966. President Aerial Application Corporation, Burlingame, California, 1968—1969.

Vice president Environmental Power Ltd., Pittsburgh, director, since 1972. Chairman General Accounting Office Aircraft Certified Advisory Committee, Washington, 1993. Board directors Equipment Leasing Company, San Antonio, Unitrade Ltd., Washington, Business Insurance Management Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, Entertainment Capitol Corporation, New York City.

General counsel National Aviation Club, 1978—1980, International Society Air Safety Investigators, since 1977. Member blue ribbon panel airworthiness National Academy of Sciences, 1980. Adviser United States Government delegate International Civil Aviation Organization, 1965.

United States government representative Aircraft Inquiry, Montreal, Canada, 1964. Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1957.


  • Bar: Colorado 1960, United States District Court Colorado 1960, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1960, District of Columbia 1971, United States Supreme Court 1972, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1976, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1977, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1982, United States Court Appeals (7th and 9th circuits) 1975, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (textbook) Aviation Statutes and Regulations, 1963, International Aspects of Aircraft Accidents, 1963, Civil Aeronautics Board, Aircraft Accident Investigation, 1964.


Fellow: International Academy Trial Lawyers. Member: American Law Institute, Lawyer-Pilots Association, Association Trial Lawyers America, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, American Bar Association, chancellor's society University Denver, National Press, National Aviation, Congressional Country, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Delta Phi.