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Karl M. Ruppenthal, American Author, educator. Bar: District of Columbia, Kansas, United States Tax Court, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court. Stanford Sloan fellow; recipient Nathan Burkham award in copywright law; Wilton Park fellowship.


Ruppenthal, Karl M. was born on October 5, 1917 in Russell, Kansas, United States. Son of John P. and Viola (Whitaker) Ruppenthal.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1939; Bachelor of Laws, University Kansas, 1941; Juris Doctor, U. Kansas, 1968; Master of Business Administration, University of California-Berkeley, 1950; Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1959.


Reporter Russell County News, 1934-1935. Owner bookstore and restaurant, 1940-1941. Pilot Trans World Airlines, 1942-1968.

United Parcel Service Foundation professor, director Centre Transportation Studies University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1971-1984. Member Trans World Airlines/ALPA System Board Adjustment, 1947-1949. Executive vice president Airline Pilots Association, 1950.

Professor, director transportation management program Stanford, 1958-1969, director European logistics management program, summers, 1969-1971. Ryder professor transportation University Miami (Florida), 1970. Founder, editor Farwest Press Ltd.

Director Aero Air, Inc., Hazleton Laboratories, Hazleton Nuclear science, Karloid Corporation. Consultant Canada Ministry Transport, American Airlines, AlItalia, C.P. Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines, VASP, Trans World Airlines, Air Transport Association, Ethiopian Air Lines, Pacific Western Airlines, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Boeing Company, World Bank, Governments of Alberta and British Columbia.


  • Bar: District of Columbia, Kansas, United States Tax Court, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Regulation, Competition and the Public Interest, Case Problems in Air Transportation, Canada's Ports and Waterborne Trade. Founder, editor: Logistics and Transportation Review. Consultant editor New Canada Encyclopedia.

      Contributing editor The Nation, Ency of Management.


President Palo Alto Friends of Library, 1952-1958. Member Palo Alto City Council, California, 1953-1959, Unitarian-Universalist Church of Berkeley. President Karl and Alice Ruppenthal Foundation Arts.

Fellow Chartered Institute Transport. Member National Academy of Sciences (committee member), Academy Logistics (founding), American Economic Association, Industrial Relations Research Association, Transportation Research Forum, Canadian Transportation Research Forum, American Judicature Society, American Arbitration Association (national panel), Peninsula Funeral Society (founding board directors), University Club, Masons, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Irja Alice Autio, May 30, 1942 (deceased March 1999). Children: Sara, Stephen, Brian. Married Josephine Maxon, November 18, 2000.

John P. Ruppenthal

Viola (Whitaker) Ruppenthal

Irja Alice Autio

Josephine Maxon

Brian Ruppenthal

Sara Ruppenthal

Stephen Ruppenthal