Engineer, Hall of fame inductee
1905 – 1980
Who was Elsie MacGill?
Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill, OC, known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes", was the world's first female aircraft designer. She worked as an aeronautical engineer during the Second World War and did much to make Canada a powerhouse of aircraft construction during her years at Canadian Car and Foundry in Fort William, Ontario. After her work at CC&F she ran a successful consulting business. Between 1967–1970 she was a commissioner on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, published in 1970.
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- Mar 27, 1905
- Also known as
- Elizabeth Muriel Gregory
- Elizabeth Muriel Gregory MacGill
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of Toronto
- University of Michigan
- Canadian Car and Foundry
- Lived in
- Thunder Bay
- Nov 4, 1980
on July 23, 2013