Aircraft Manufacturer (1920-1986)

Olive Ann Beech co-founded Beech Aircraft and worked alongside her husband, Walter, during the 1930's and 1940's. After his death, she became President and CEO of the company, and transformed the company into a multimillion-dollar, international aerospace corporation. You may find information about her at the Wichita State University Library at

She is a 20th century women in the main archives here because aviation is a 20th century pursuit.

With thanks to an anonymous contributor to our web site.

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