Ellen Church

1904 - 1965

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Ellen Church (September 22, 1904 – August 22, 1965) was the first female flight attendant. A trained nurse and pilot, Church wanted to pilot commercial aircraft, but those jobs were not open to women. Still wanting to fly, Church successfully worked to convince Boeing Air Transport that using nurses as flight-stewardesses would increase safety and help convince passengers that flying was safe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ellen Church has received more than 106,642 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ellen Church is the 1,793rd most popular religious figure (down from 1,361st in 2019), the 4,126th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,925th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Ellen Church ranks 1,793 out of 2,238Before her are Swaminarayan, Teodolfo Mertel, Wincenty Kadłubek, Antonio Caggiano, Marian Jaworski, and Joseph Barsabbas. After her are Enrico Dante, Sabbas the Goth, Felix of Byzantium, René Fasel, Érard de la Marck, and Antonios Naguib.

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Among people born in 1904, Ellen Church ranks 158Before her are Heinrich von Brentano, Juan José Arévalo, Cecil Day-Lewis, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, André Leducq, and Lin Huiyin. After her are Georges Sadoul, Alexander Gerschenkron, József Takács, Terence Fisher, Lippo Hertzka, and Bill Brandt. Among people deceased in 1965, Ellen Church ranks 96Before her are Maria Dąbrowska, Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Erik Heinrichs, Judy Holliday, Vittorio Jano, and Arthur Holmes. After her are Árpád Szakasits, Bob King, Harry Porter, Mostafa El-Nahas, Clemente Micara, and Boris Barnet.

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Among people born in United States, Ellen Church ranks 4,126 out of 18,182Before her are Muggsy Bogues (1965), Tommy Mottola (1949), Roy Jones Jr. (1969), Paul Gilbert (1966), Joseph Cornell (1903), and Peter Steele (1962). After her are Mort Shuman (1938), John C. Lilly (1915), Stan Winston (1946), Pamela Sue Martin (1953), Herman Kahn (1922), and Emma Lazarus (1849).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Ellen Church ranks 32Before her are Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930), Fulton J. Sheen (1895), Don Alden Adams (1925), Squanto (1585), Bill W. (1895), and Dwight L. Moody (1837). After her are Seraphim Rose (1934), David Koresh (1959), Charles Fox Parham (1873), Elizabeth Bolden (1890), Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (1757), and Benjamin Briggs (1835).