WILLIAM EDWARD BOEING Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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Name: William Edward Boeing                                                     
Born: October 1, 1881                                                           
Died: September 28, 1956                                                       
William Edward Boeing (October 1, 1881 - September 28, 1956) was an aviation   
pioneer who founded The Boeing Company.                                         
Boeing was born in Detroit, Michigan to a wealthy German mining engineer named 
Wilhelm Böing who had made a fortune developing large low-grade taconite iron 
ore deposits and who had a sideline as a timber merchant. Anglicizing his name 
to "William" after returning from being educated in Switzerland in 1900 to     
attend Yale University, William Boeing left Yale in 1903 to go into the         
lumber side of the business. He bought extensive timberlands around Grays Harbor
on the Pacific side of the Olympic Peninsula. He also bought into lumber