Bill Allen was without a doubt Boeing’s greatest President and launched a raft of aircraft that changed aviation.
William McPherson Allen was born on September 1, 1900, at Lolo, Montana, and he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1925. He joined the Board of Boeing Air Transport in 1930 while remaining an employee of his Seattle law firm, Donworth, Todd & Higgins.
Just one year later he joined the Board of Boeing Airplane Company as corporate counsel.
In 1944 he was appointed President of Boeing as then Chairman Claire Egtvedt did not think any of the company’s senior engineers had enough background to read more ⇒