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Old 07-04-2003, 07:09 PM
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www.yahoo.com - Jordan's Queen Noor poses with her father Najeeb Halaby in this 2000 file photo in Washington, D.C. Halaby, former chief executive of Pan American World Airways, died Wednesday July 3, 2003, aged 87 at his home in McLean, Va. (AP Photo/Yousef Allan)

www.yahoo.com - Najeeb Halaby, center, is sworn in as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (news - web sites) by Carson Howell, right, as his wife and President John F. Kennedy, left, look on at the White House in Washington in this March 3, 1961, file photo. Halaby suffered from congestive heart failure and died Wednesday, July 3,2003, at his home in suburban McLean, Va. He was 87. The former chief executive of Pan American World Airways and father of Jordans Queen Noor, had a long and distinguished career in business and government, he was best known in his later years for his daughter Lisas marriage to King Hussein of Jordan in 1978. (AP Photo/Harvey W.Georges,File)
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Old 07-04-2003, 11:18 PM
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WASHINGTON - Najeeb Halaby, former chief executive of Pan American World Airways, pioneering aviator and father of Jordan's Queen Noor, died Wednesday at his home in suburban McLean, Va., of congestive heart failure. He was 87.



Though Halaby, known as Jeeb, had a long and distinguished career in business and government, he was best known in his later years for his daughter Lisa's marriage to King Hussein of Jordan in 1978.


He once described his father, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon and Syria, as "more of a peddler than an importer, but thinks he could have sold Stars of David in the middle of Baghdad." He characterized his mother as a "strong-willed, English-Scots, Tennessee-rebel, traditional Southern woman."


Together his parents formed Halaby Galleries, the premier art and interior design firm in the Southwest.


He was captain of the golf team at Stanford, graduate of Yale Law School, a World War II naval aviator and the first to make a transcontinental jet powered flight. He worked for the Office of Research and Intelligence under President Truman and as deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Eisenhower administration.


President Kennedy appointed him to head the Federal Aviation Administration (news - web sites) in 1961, a post he held more than four years. As FAA administrator, he took a parachute jump before deciding that sky diving should be regulated, desegregated all U.S. air terminals and championed development of the SST.


In 1969, he began his stormy four-year tenure at Pan Am. He introduced the first fleet of Boeing 747s, but the company lost money and he clashed with founder Juan Trippe before his ouster in 1973.


Halaby secured the election of the first minority director to an airline board and insisted on equal opportunity for Hispanic and African Americans.


After leaving Pan Am, he advised Jordan's airlines and helped create an Arab Air Academy to train aviation workers, including pilots and mechanics.


Lisa, who graduated from Princeton with a degree in urban planning and architecture, was hired to help design Amman International Airport, where she met Hussein.


Three months after they began dating, the king called Halaby and said, "Sir, I wish to ask you for the hand of your daughter in marriage."


He also served on the board of a number of public institutions and chaired the Save the Children Federation, The Wolf Trap Foundation and the American University of Beirut.
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Old 07-04-2003, 11:21 PM
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Najeeb Halaby Dies at 87; Pilot Guided FAA, Pan Am

By Adam Bernstein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 3, 2003; Page B07


Najeeb E. Halaby, 87, a lawyer, Navy test pilot and venture capitalist who headed the Federal Aviation Administration and Pan American World Airways and was the father of a queen, died July 2 at his home in McLean. He had congestive heart failure.

Over the years, long before his daughter Queen Noor al-Hussein of Jordan became a celebrity in diplomatic circles, the sharp-featured and dashing Mr. Halaby was a prominent figure in the governmental and cultural life of Washington. He was a former chairman and chief executive of the Wolf Trap Foundation and sat on countless banking and airplane industry boards.

A pioneering test pilot during World War II, he settled in the Washington area in the late 1940s and held federal jobs involving military security and foreign affairs. He also was an executive in the budding aerospace industry and was known to insist on firsthand experience when regulatory concerns erupted over, for example, allowing sky diving out of a certain aircraft model.

When President John F. Kennedy appointed Mr. Halaby to the FAA in 1961, the press heralded him as a man who knew something about the business he would be regulating.

It was the start of the age of jet-powered transport, and the FAA had recently doubled in size. Mr. Halaby, who was administrator until 1965, decentralized authority and was a central force in creating the FAA Flight Academy in Oklahoma City. He fostered closer cooperation between the FAA and the Civil Aeronautics Board, which investigated air accidents, by adopting new safety regulations.

Juan Trippe, chairman and founder of Pan Am, selected Mr. Halaby as his successor in 1969. During Mr. Halaby's three years as chief executive, the airline suffered financial problems as competition mounted and he was unable to secure domestic routes. He also was the victim of some of his own innovations, including the purchase of an expensive new fleet of Boeing 747s that indebted the company for years.

He was, however, credited with expanding the airline's profitable Inter-Continental Hotel chain and with starting a route that would fly Vietnam War troops, at no cost to them, on their furloughs.

After Pan Am, he headed his own New York-based investment business, Halaby International, specializing in Middle East aviation ventures.

In the mid-1980s, he began a major but now-defunct effort called DartRAIL to finance a rail link in the median strip of the Dulles Access Road between Washington and Dulles International Airport.

Najeeb Elias Halaby was born in Dallas to a mother who was a native of Texas and an Arab American father. In later life, he was to describe his father as a businessman who "could have sold Stars of David in the middle of Baghdad."

His parents ran an art and interior design business that was part of the original Neiman-Marcus store. When his father died in 1928, he and his mother moved to Southern California.

He was a graduate of Stanford University, where he was captain of the golf team, and Yale University law school.

While working at the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, he began flying lessons that helped him rise quickly as a flight instructor during World War II.

He helped organize the Navy's first test-pilot school along the Patuxent River in Maryland. He also test-piloted the first U.S. jet plane, the Bell P-59, and made the first continuous transcontinental jet flight.

After the war, he was a foreign affairs adviser to Defense Secretary James Forrestal and helped develop military assistance programs. He was deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs when he resigned in 1953 to help Laurence Rockefeller oversee family business enterprises.

Mr. Halaby told The Washington Post in 1978 that his mother, a Christian Scientist, was his guiding influence. She believed, he said, in the "perfectibility of the human being. This is the most pervasive stream in my life. That you really can perfect yourself. That reduces the fear and anxiety quite a bit because you think if you just work and try hard enough, you can make a perfect flight, do a perfect job, make a correct policy.

"Then you go on to true perfection, which is spiritual," he said. "That is why I have never been afraid of death."

His marriage to Doris Carlquist Halaby ended in divorce. He was married to Jane Allison Coates Halaby from 1980 until her death in 1996.

Survivors include his wife of six years, Libby Cater Halaby of McLean; three children from the first marriage, Lisa, who became Queen Noor in 1978 when she married King Hussein of Jordan, Christian Halaby of Atherton, Calif., and Alexa Halaby of Washington; and 14 grandchildren.
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It's really interesting that there wasn't that big of deal of news of this in Jordan papers. It's really sad. Does anybody know why?

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I know she has one sister. But I'm not sure about any other siblings.
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she has a brother and a younger sister Alexa(she attended Hashim's graduation from Maret school in Washington in 99&#39 and they have kids ,so it's kind of surprising that they wouldn't show up on their nephew's wedding :woot:
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Queen Noor's siblings may have attended the wedding but because they are not famous, maybe no one phogoraphed them or no photo agency picked up the photos.

Just because we did not see pictures of them does not mean that they didn't attend their nephew's wedding. They are private individuals even if their sister and nephew are famous. It is very likely that no member of the media even recognized them to take their picture or interview them.
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Good point, A. It's kind of a pity that we are not going to get mugshots of every guest like the Spanish wedding.
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it's just beyond weird that they are not on a family pic along others no matter how private they are,they are his other side of a family and it seems as if they've been excluded,it's not like anyone would see them in US,like nobody cares about Hamzah there anyway.

The blond woman standing behind PNoor's mum is maybe QNoor's sisterhttp://www.petra.gov.jo/photos/2004/149/a28.jpg
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is that true that queen noor's sister Alexa was a bridesmaid at the 1986 wedding of Maria Owings Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger ?
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is that true that queen noor's sister Alexa was a bridesmaid at the 1986 wedding of Maria Owings Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger ?
Yes true xavi
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thanks reeda ; do u know if she got children ?
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Now that Xavi mentioned the Queen's sister, I wanted to ask: is their mother, Doris, alive?
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Do you Have any photos of her brother and sister ?
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I think her mother visited Jordan during prince Hamzah 's wedding .
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I think she is still alive. If she died, the royal court will announce her death as they did when QN`s father Najeeb Halaby died.
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Does anyone Has pictures for her bro and sis ?
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I think she is still alive. If she died, the royal court will announce her death as they did when QN`s father Najeeb Halaby died.

shes fine and 91 years old.
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shes fine and 91 years old.
I am glad I have asked to see you posting again
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shes fine and 91 years old.
Wow, how do you say it, mashallah, right? Thanks much for replying!
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