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- circa 1936-1950s (Creation)
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William J. McEvoy (1901-1994), a native of Washington, D.C., worked as a reporter for United Press before joining Pan American Airlines in 1930. He helped to establish Pan Am’s government liaison office and participated in negotiations with Congress on U.S. Post Office foreign airmail contacts. He was the Assistant Vice President for Public Relations, Governmental Affairs, and Special Projects for Pan Am when he retired in 1967.
McEvoy was the project officer for Presidential trips abroad, arranging the charter of Pan Am aircraft to transport Secret Service agents, members of the press, and government officials accompanying the President and Vice President. He also made travel arrangements and escorted Congressional committees on official visits abroad, and planned christening ceremonies for Pan Am airplanes involving First Ladies, diplomats, and government officials.
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