Alan Stephenson Boyd

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Alan Stephenson Boyd
Alan S Boyd, 1979.jpg
1st United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
January 16, 1967 – January 20, 1969[1]
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byJohn A. Volpe
Personal details
Born (1922-07-20) July 20, 1922 (age 97)
Jacksonville, Florida
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Flavil Boyd
ChildrenMark Boyd
Alma materUniversity of Florida
University of Virginia
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army Air Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II

Alan Stephenson Boyd (born July 20, 1922) was the first United States Secretary of Transportation, appointed by Lyndon Johnson in November 1966.

He was appointed to the Civil Aeronautics Board in 1959 by Dwight Eisenhower and promoted to chairman by John F. Kennedy.

When the Richard M. Nixon administration took power, Boyd left the government and became the president of the Illinois Central Railroad, a position he held from 1969 to 1972.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Today in Florida History for January". Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  2. Stover, John F., Purdue University. "The Management of the Illinois Central Railroad in the 20th Century" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-02-09.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)