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Union PacificThe Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present$
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Maury Klein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195369892

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.001.0001

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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

(p.154) 11 The Right Stuff
Union Pacific

Maury Klein

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on some of the new officers at Union Pacific Railroad following its merger with Western Pacific Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad. The new faces include Art Shoener, Robert G. Flannery, Jerry Davis, and Dick Davidson. The question was who would succeed John C. Kenefick as company president. Although both Davis and Davidson had shown they had the right stuff to lead, they were young and new at their positions. No one else in the ranks of either company seemed a likely candidate. To complicate matters, Union Pacific Corporation was also undergoing changes at the top level. The outcome of that process would determine the final decision on who would lead the railroad.

Keywords:   officers, Union Pacific Railroad, Western Pacific Railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad, Art Shoener, Robert G. Flannery, Jerry Davis, Dick Davidson, John C. Kenefick, Union Pacific Corporation

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