Pam / Monday, October 19, 2020 / Categories: Transportation Nation's first secretary of transportation has died Alan S. Boyd served in the 1960s Boyd, left, served under President Lyndon Johnson. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Transportation) Alan S. Boyd, the first person to serve as U.S. Transportation Secretary, died on Sunday at age 98, Eno Center for Transportation reported today. Boyd served as cabinet secretary from 1967-1969 in the administration of President Lyndon Johnson. According to Eno, he was a Florida native and the great-grandson of another transportation icon, John G. Stephenson, who invented the streetcar. Boyd was linked to another form of transportation during World War II when he flew a C-47 for the Army Air Corps and dropped paratroopers in the D-Day invasion, according to the report. He received a law degree from the University of Virginia before moving into the transportation arena. His experience also included work with roads and railroads. The U.S. DOT offers a history of the founding of the department. Previous Article Senate passes one-year extension of federal highway bill Next Article FHWA issues updated information on devices at mid-block pedestrian crossings Print 705 Rate this article: No rating Tags: transportation secretary Alan S. Boyd Eno Center for Transportation Lyndon Johnson transportation history U.S. Secretary of Transportation Please login or register to post comments.