Charles H Dolson

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Charles H Dolson

  • Birth 13 May 1906 Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 4 Sep 1992 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered at sea
  • Memorial ID 23158266

Husband of

Clara Allison Adams Dolson

Father of
Charles H Dolson Jr
Richard R Dolson
William E Dolson
Bonnie Dolson Peet
Debra Dolson Rorher
Lucy Dolson
Step father to
Sharon Adams Donohue

Charles H. Dolson, 86, Second Chairman of Delta Air Lines

Mr. Dolson flew for Delta for 13 years, 7 as Chief Pilot, before joining management in 1947 and becoming Vice President for operations. He rose to President in 1965, added the title of Chief Executive Officer in 1966 and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in January 1970.

After he retired as Chairman in November 1971, he continued as chairman of the finance committee until 1986.

Mr. Dolson was a native of St. Louis who graduated from Washington University with a degree in civil engineering.

Cause of death was Parkinson's disease

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  • Created by: Dan Donohue
  • Added: 29 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23158266
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles H Dolson (13 May 1906–4 Sep 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23158266, ; Maintained by Dan Donohue (contributor 46864532) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered at sea.