Thursday, April 07, 2011

C. Langhorne Washburn served in the late '70s as VP of the EPCOT project, in charge of convincing foreign nations of financing pavillions in the World Showcase section of the park. A staunch Republican whose ancestors were friends with Abraham Lincoln, he also served in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He passed away on March 4 this year at the age of 92.

Michael Crawford managed to locate his privately released autobiography (not available commercially). I just finished reading it yesterday. Not a lot about Disney, but 3 or 4 pages of never-heard-before anecdotes about the courting of countries during the initial phases of the World Showcase project, most of which do not appear in Jack Lindquist's book.

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