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Former Boeing President Malcolm Stamper Dies  
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Former Boeing President Malcolm Stamper Dies


SEATTLE -- Malcolm Stamper, who became president of The Boeing Co. after spearheading the development of the 747 jumbo jet, has died at age 80.

An active civic leader who started a children's book publishing company as soon as he retired, Stamper died in his sleep in his Seattle home Tuesday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, his family said Thursday.

Born in Detroit, Stamper grew up poor. His father supported the family by painting cars on the factory floor for Ford Motor Co.

A hardworking and gifted student, Stamper graduated high school at 16, served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 and got an electrical engineering degree at Georgia Tech. He started his career at General Motors Corp. before joining Boeing in 1962 as head of the company's aerospace electronics division.

Three years later, he was named company vice president and general manager of Boeing's turbine division. Stamper then headed up the 747 program, overseeing production of the world's largest passenger plane even as the factory was being built.

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