Edward Curtis Wells
Ed Wells redirects here. For the baseball player, see Ed Wells (baseball)
|Edward Curtis Wells|
August 26, 1910
|Died||July 1, 1986
Edward Curtis Wells (August 26, 1910 – July 1, 1986) was senior vice president and served on the board of directors of Boeing Company. He designed the Boeing 747. He was known as the "elder statesman of aviation".
He was born in Boise, Idaho on August 26, 1910. He graduated from Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. He attended Willamette University for two years then attended Stanford University. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in 1931 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in engineering.
- Daniel Guggenheim Medal (1980).
- Fawcett Aviation Award (1944).
- Lawrence Sperry Award from the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (1942).
- "Edward C. Wells, 75, Designed Boeing 747". Associated Press in New York Newsday. July 4, 1986. Retrieved 2011-11-15. "Edward C. Wells, who for nearly a half-century helped designsome of the world's most famous aircraft, including the Boeing B-52and 747, died Tuesday at age 75."
- "Edward Curtis Wells, Medalist for 1980". Daniel Guggenheim Medal. Retrieved 2011-11-16. "The 'Elder Statesman of Aviation,' a title bestowed on him by the national Aeronautic Association, died in 1986 in Bellevue, Washington."
- Geer, Mary Wells. Boeing's Ed Wells. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1992. ISBN 0-295-97204-1.
- Serling, Robert J. Legend & Legacy: The Story of Boeing and its People. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. ISBN 0-312-05890-X.