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Memorial to Lamar Muse



1920 - 2007

Notes Of Remembrance

Lamar flew west on Feb 5, 2007

He died at Dallas, Texas

His SSDI Report

Lamar began working at Central Airlines as President on May 1, 1965
and served until the sale to Frontier on Oct 1, 1967

Apr 1965 CN Skywriter article
about Lamar being hired as President

Photo of Lamar
from the same article

Lamar took some VPs to DAL in Jun 1965
and they worked as station agents

He and Bud Herring
got their hands dirty

Their tired crew afterwards
Jack Prather sent a note about this day

By Jun 1965, Central and Lamar
were looking at several jets including the Boeing 737

Central looked over the DC-9
in Aug 1965

The airline took delivery of the CV Dart 600
in Sep 1965

Later in Nov 1965, Central and Lamar
took a look at the BAC-111

Lamar at a TBN station visit
in Nov 1965 when Dart 600 service began

A 1966 Central photo of Lamar

Feb 1967 Central ad features Lamar

Lamar is featured in the Apr 1967 Central newsletter

After Central was sold to Frontier in Oct 1967 he went to Univeral Airlines -------

A 1968 ad for Universal

After Central and Universal, Lamar ran Southwest
but resigned in 1978

He is pictured in the 1971 Southwest Annual report

Lamar started Muse Air in Jan 1980 with his son
and it became TransStar in late 1985, a WN subsidiary.

An article about Lamar's efforts at Muse Air

Lamar and Herb Kelleher of Southwest in later years

Lamar, seated, concentrated on charitable works
in his last years, especially in his hometown of Palestine, TX

Blog about Lamar's death and legacy

More on Lamar
Excerpts from his book


David Grogg created these simulations in honor of his grandfather, CN/FL pilot Hal Grogg.

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