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Najeeb E. Halaby Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/2/1964

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Halaby, Najeeb (Najeeb Elias), 1915-2003
(1915 - 2003) U.S. State Department’s civil aviation advisor to King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia; aide to Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal; Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA], 1961-1965; CEO of Pan American World Airways, 1969-1972
In this interview Halaby discusses how he got his position as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] interest in aviation; competition and cooperation among various U.S. agencies in regards to aviation, including the debate over who should be in charge of international aviation affairs; meeting with JFK prior to his inauguration; the proposed air agreement with the Soviet Union; and the study and development of supersonic transport in the United States, among other issues.
2 September 1964
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Donated to the United States
JFKOH-NEH-01
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Deeded
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  • JFKOH-NEH-02
  • USFAA
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