Stanley McDonald

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Stanley B. McDonald is the founder of Princess Cruises, one of the largest cruise lines in the World.

Career[edit]

Born in Canada and educated at Roosevelt High School in Seattle and the University of Washington, Stan McDonald joined the United States Navy Air Corps.[1]

After World War II, Stan McDonald founded Air Mac, a material handling business.[1] Air Mac provided all the ground transportation equipment for the World's Fair in Seattle: McDonald also chartered a ship to bring visitors to the Fair.[2]

In 1965, based on his experience from the World's Fair, he founded Princess Cruises which he expanded into one of the largest cruise lines in the World.[1]

He merged Air Mac into RCA Corporation in 1969 and sold Princess Cruises to Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company in 1975: he remained Chairman of the latter business until 1980.[1]

In 1977, together with two other partners, he purchased the real estate assets of Chrysler Corporation and subsequently formed Stellar International, a real estate business.[1]

Family[edit]

Stan married Barbara in 1944: together then went on to have one son and one daughter.[1]

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