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Olive Ann M. Beech

Beech Aircraft Corporation

1950 - 1968

Automotive & Aerospace

1950 b. 1904
female
Personal
Born-Died1904 - 1993
BirthplaceKansas (KS)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1950

In 1932, Beech assisted her husband in forming the Beech Aircraft Corporation, and within a short time, the company prospered and dominated the market for privately-owned small, commercial planes. Beech Aircraft was also an important defense contractor during World War II. After her husbandís death in 1950, Beech became president and diversified the company by producing large machinery.