Angus Daniel McDonald

Angus Daniel McDonald (April 14, 1878 – November 15, 1941) an American railroad executive. He was president of the Southern Pacific Company, the parent company of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

McDonald attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was the first baseman and team captain for the baseball team, and both the quarterback and placekicker for the football team in 1899. McDonald was the first kicker at the university to use a holder (a technique known then as the "Princeton Kick") rather than the drop kick.

In 1931, McDonald was named a Knight of Malta by Pope Pius XI.

In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS Angus McDonald was named in his honor.

References

  • Yenne, Bill (1985). The history of the Southern Pacific. Bonanza, New York, NY.
  • Gagnon, Cappy (2004). Notre Dame Baseball Greats. Arcadia, Mount Pleasant, SC.
1878 in rail transport

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Commencement at the University of Notre Dame

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Southern Pacific Transportation Company

The Southern Pacific (reporting mark SP) (or Espee from the railroad initials- SP) was an American Class I railroad network that existed from 1865 to 1998 that operated in the Western United States. The system was operated by various companies under the names Southern Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Company and Southern Pacific Transportation Company.

The original Southern Pacific began in 1865 as a land holding company. The last incarnation of the Southern Pacific, the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, was founded in 1969 and assumed control of the Southern Pacific system. The Southern Pacific Transportation Company was acquired by the Union Pacific Corporation and merged with their Union Pacific Railroad. The Southern Pacific Transportation Company was the surviving railroad as it absorbed the Union Pacific Railroad and changed its name to "Union Pacific Railroad". The Southern Pacific Transportation Company is now the current incarnation of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The Southern Pacific legacy founded hospitals in San Francisco, Tucson, Arizona, and elsewhere. In the 1970s, it also founded a telecommunications network with a state-of-the-art microwave and fiber optic backbone. This telecommunications network became part of Sprint, a company whose name came from the acronym for Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Networking Telephony.

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