Wilson, Thornton

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Wilson, Thornton Gender: M
Thornton Arnold Wilson Jr.
born on 8 February 1921 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Sikeston, Missouri, 36n53, 89w35
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°43' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°29 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 26°28'

Thornton Wilson (Boeing's headquarters in Chicago, Illinois)


American top executive at Boeing corporation, credited with developing and producing the Boeing 757 and 767 jetliners, establishing the company as the world's leading supplier of commercial jets.

Wilson earned his B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames and a M.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

He became Boeing's president in 1968, chief executive officer in 1969, and chairman in 1972. Wilson stepped down as CEO in 1986 at age 65, and retired as chairman at the end of 1987.

Wilson was awarded the NAS Award in Aeronautical Engineering in 1985 from the National Academy of Sciences. In 1992, he was the recipient of the Tony Jannus Award for his distinguished contributions to commercial aviation.

The main glass gallery of the Museum of Flight in Seattle, opened in 1987, is named for Wilson. He married and had three children. He died in his sleep in Palm Springs, California on 10 April 1999 at age 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, Sikeston Standard (Sikeston, Missouri), Friday 11 Feb 1921, page 4, born "Tuesday evening." A birth time of 6 PM is speculative.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BS, MS)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award