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Donald W. Nyrop

Northwest Airlines

1954 - 1978

Transportation

Military ServiceAir Force
1950 b. 1912
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateDoane College
GraduateLLB, George Washington University
Personal
Born-Died1912
BirthplaceNebraska (NE)
RaceWhite
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - 1950

After a distinguished career in law, which led him to the top positions at both the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, Nyrop joined the ailing Northwest Airlines with hopes of turning it around. Instituting changes that promoted efficiency and productivity, Nyrop achieved his goal and enabled Northwest to earn income of $93 million in 1977.