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Title C.E. Woolman's Gavel from R.W. Freeman
Date 01/27/1966
Collection C.E. Woolman Collection
Object Name Gavel
Catalog Number 1995.367.4
Description Polished light wood gavel with metal plate on head engraved: "PRESENTED TO / C.E. WOOLMAN / CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND / EXECUTIVE OFFICER BY R.W. FREEMAN, JANUARY 27, 1965.
Depth (in) 3
Height (in) 1.75
Length (in) 10
Provenance This gift commemorates C.E. Woolman's appointment as Chairman and CEO of Delta. Presented by Richard W. Freeman, who served as Chairman of the Delta Board of Directors from 1955 to November 1, 1965.

On November 1, 1965, Woolman allowed the title of General Manager to be dropped, since this designation was no longer in fashion, and accepted the promotion to Chairman and CEO. Woolman served in this capacity until his death on September 11, 1966. C.E. Woolman was Delta's principal founder and first CEO.
People Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Delta Board of Directors
Subjects Gavels
Boards of directors
Credit line Delta Air Lines
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