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corporation executive.

Whitney Willard Straight, American corporation executive. Served with R.A.F., 1938-1945; Fellow Royal Society Arts, Royal Geography Society, British Institute Management; member Institute Transport.

Background

Straight, Whitney Willard was born on November 6, 1912 in New York, United States. Son of Willard Dickerman and Dorothy (Whitney) Straight.

Education

Student Trinity College, Cambridge 1930-1932.

Career

Professional motor car driver, 1931-1934. Founded Straight Corporation (aviation), 1934. Deputy chairman British European Airways, 1946.

Chief executive British Overseas Airways Corporation, 1947-1949, deputy chairman, 1949-1955. Deputy chairman Rolls-Royce Limited, 1956-1971, chairman, 1971-1979. Director Midland Bank.

Deputy chairman Post Office Corporation, 1968-1979. Chairman executive com Alexander Rose Day.

Membership

Served with R.A.F., 1938-1945. Fellow Royal Society Arts, Royal Geography Society, British Institute Management. Member Institute Transport.

Clubs: International Sportsmens’.

Connections

Married Lady Daphne Finch-Hatton, July 17, 1935. Children: Camilla Caroline, Amanda Betsy.

father:
Willard Dickerman Straight

mother:
Dorothy (Whitney) Straight

spouse:
Lady Daphne Finch-Hatton

child:
Camilla Caroline Straight

child:
Amanda Betsy Straight