Biographies

Wise, John

(living?) John Wise was a structural engineer for WED Enterprises, Inc. Wise served as chief engineer at Disneyland and held other engineering positions in the

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Walker, Card

(1916-2005) Esmond Cardon “Card” Walker served as president of Walt Disney Productions from 1971 to 1980 and chairman of the board from 1980 to 1983.

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Tatum, Donn

(1913-1993) Donn Tatum came to Walt Disney Productions as production business manager in 1956 and was later executive vice president of Disneyland, Inc. After 1960,

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Stewart, James

(1922-1996) Al Smoots was a civil engineer. He served as partner at Dames & Moore, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm that worked on Walt Disney

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Retlaw Enterprises

Retlaw Enterprises was corporation of the Walt Disney family, with the name being Walter spelled backward. Retlaw took over the family interests when Walt Disney

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Price, Harrison

(1921-2010) A research economist, Harrison “Buzz” Price was given the task, while working at Stanford Research Institute, of determining the economic feasibility and surveying the

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Miller, Ron

(1933- ) Ronald William Miller Walt Disney’s son-in-law and the husband of Diane Disney,  joined Disney in 1957 and served as associate producer of such

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Ladd, Thornton

(1924-2010) Thornton Ladd was an architect and partner of the firm Ladd & Kelsey. He and John Kelsey drew up the plans for the Mineral

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Klehn, Hank

(living) Hank Klehn was an engineer. He served as executive vice president of Dames & Moore, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm that worked on Walt

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