William D. Pawley
American diplomat
William D. Pawley
William D. Pawley was a U.S. ambassador, a noted businessman and associated with the Flying Tigers American Volunteer Group (AVG) during World War II.
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Inside Edition - KWCH
Google News - over 5 years
... news-making interviews on just about every national story that captured America's attention ¿ from Congressman Anthony Weiner's "sexting" partner Lisa Weiss to Charlie Sheen's first goddess to Elizabeth Taylor's first fiancé William Pawley
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Elizabeth Taylor's prized possessions to be auctioned - OnTheRedCarpet.com
Google News - over 5 years
Taylor was also engaged to William Pawley, Jr. Pawley, the son of a wealthy American businessman and ambassador, who was recently revealed as her first fiancé. Over 60 love letters written by Taylor to Pawley were recently put up for auction
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Miami, un destino de celebridades por excelencia - Excélsior
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Asimismo, la mansión de Elizabeth Taylor, antes propiedad de la familia de su ex prometido William Pawley, ahora puede ser rentada por 45 mil dólares al mes y se encuentra a la venta por 13.9 millones de dólares. La tenista Anna Kournikova,
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Vendidas en $39710 las cartas de Liz Taylor a su amor de Miami - Café Fuerte
Google News - over 5 years
La firma RR Auction, con sede en Amherst, New Hampshire, informó escuetamente en su sitio digital sobre la venta de las 64 misivas escritas por la entonces muy joven y radiante Taylor a su prometido William Pawley Jr, entre marzo y octubre de 1949
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La Libération (18) le Zéro ignoré des Tigres Volants - AgoraVox
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Ce problème sera résolu, non sans embuches, après des tractations assez douteuses entre la Diplomatie anglaise, la Suède qui accepte de céder une centaine d'appareils et un certain William Pawley, représentant de la société Curtiss-Wright en Asie. ce
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Lindsay Lohan in Miami - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The collection of more than 60 love letters written by a teenage Elizabeth Taylor to Miami Beach boyfriend William Pawley Jr. back in 1949 went for $47652 at a weeklong auction by New Hampshire based RR Auction. Those letters were recently on display
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Elizabeth Taylor's Bel-Air Estate Goes Up for Sale - Gawker
Google News - almost 6 years
Also on the 1.2-acre property: a pool, a hothouse for orchids, and a koi pond. Love the history but can't quite commit? The Miami Beach, Fla., home of Taylor's one-time fiance William Pawley, Jr., is on the rental market for $50K a month
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Elizabeth Taylor's love letters sold at auction for $47672 - See photos - OnTheRedCarpet.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The auction featured over 60 love letters handwritten by Taylor during 1949 to fiancé William Pawley, Jr. Pawley, the son of a wealthy American businessman and ambassador, was recently revealed as her first fiancé. According to Reuters, RR Auction
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    CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    His final residence was in Miami Beach, Florida, where he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in January 1977, because he suffered from a severe case of the very painful disease - shingles.
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  • 1954
    Pawley played a role Operation PBSUCCESS, a CIA plot to overthrow the Guatemalan government of Jacobo Arbenz in 1954 after Arbenz introduced land reforms and nationalized the United Fruit Company.
    More Details Hide Details Pawley is thought to have served in Peru, Brazil, Panama, Guatemala, Cuba and Nicaragua between 1945 and 1960.
  • 1948
    He was named U.S. Ambassador to Brazil in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details Postwar, Pawley was an active member of the Republican Party. A close friend of both President Dwight Eisenhower and Central Intelligence Agency director Allen W. Dulles, he took part in a policy that later become known as Executive Action, a plan to remove unfriendly foreign leaders from power.
  • 1945
    Pawley was appointed as U.S. Ambassador by Harry Truman to Peru in 1945.
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  • 1942
    When Loiwing in turn was captured by Japan in May 1942, Pawley moved his operation to India as a partner in Hindustan Aircraft Limited.
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  • 1941
    In 1941, with his brothers Edward and Eugene, he was involved with the organization and support of the 1st American Volunteer Group, popularly known as the Flying Tigers.
    More Details Hide Details The brothers established an assembly plant at Mingaladon airport outside Rangoon, Burma, where the AVG's Curtiss P-40 fighter aircraft were assembled, while an Intercontinent office in Rangoon (now Yangon) provided payroll and other housekeeping services to the group while it trained upcountry at Toungoo. Later, when Allied forces were driven out of lower Burma by the Japanese, the CAMCO factory and airfield across the border in Loiwing, China, served as a base for the AVG.
    They were divorced in 1941.
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  • 1940
    In 1940, Hindustan Aircraft Limited was set up in India with Pawley providing the initial organization.
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  • 1933
    In 1933 he moved to China, where he became president of China National Aviation Corporation an airline running between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
    More Details Hide Details Pawley finally sold out to Pan Am again. He later assembled aircraft in partnership with the Chinese Nationalist government under the corporate name of Central Aircraft Manufacturing Company in Hangzhou, Wuhan, and finally Loiwing on the China-Burma border. (CAMCO was owned in partnership with the Chinese government, with the Pawley family interest represented by Intercontinent, which now served as a Pawley family holding company.)
  • 1928
    In 1928, he returned to Cuba to become president of Nacional Cubana de Aviación Curtiss, which was sold to Pan American Airlines in 1932.
    More Details Hide Details He then became president of Intercontinent Corporation in New York, evidently founded by Clement Keys, the former president of Curtiss.
  • 1927
    In 1927, Pawley began a connection with Curtiss-Wright that would make him an extremely wealthy man.
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  • 1919
    On July 25, 1919, Pawley married Annie Hahr Dobbs of Marietta, Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details In 1925, the couple moved to Miami and then to Havana, Cuba, in 1928. They returned with their three children to Miami, where their youngest child was born. The Pawleys then moved to Shanghai, China, with the baby, leaving their other children in Miami Beach with family. Mrs. Pawley lived in China until 1938 with periodic trips back to Miami.
  • 1896
    William Douglas Pawley was born in Florence, South Carolina on September 7, 1896.
    More Details Hide Details His father was a wealthy businessman based in Cuba, and young Pawley attended private schools in both Havana and Santiago. He later returned to the United States, where he studied at the Gordon Military Academy in Georgia.
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