Al Casey (1922-2004) was president of the Times Mirror Company (L.A. Times), Chairman of the Board of American Airlines, Postmaster General of the United States (where he had 700,000 employees), and head of the Resolution Trust Corporation in Washington.
He was also a wonderful friend to my wife’s family. I got to know Al during the last few years of his life and he truly was a brilliant, kind and adventurous man. His advice was timeless and he dispensed it generously. Here’s one example: