Odlum, Floyd, 1892-1976

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Floyd B. Odlum was born on March 30, 1892 in Union City, Michigan. He served as chief executive officer of Atlas Corporation, 1923 to 1960; and board chairman of RKO Radio Pictures (1937-1948), Consolidated Vultee Aircraft (1947-1953), and Federal Resources Corporation (1961-1969). In 1941, Odlum was selected by President Franklin Roosevelt to head the new Defense Contracts Distribution Division of the Office of Production Management. He served in this capacity throughout World War II. Odlum was married to aviator Jacqueline Cochran. He died in Indio, California on June 17, 1976.

From the description of Odlum, Floyd B., 1892-1976 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582726

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Birth 1892-03-30

Death 1976-06-17



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