Arthur Byron Wells 2006
Arthur Byron Wells, 89, a former official with the Civil Aeronautics Board, died of a heart
attack May 15 at his home in Silver Spring.
Mr. Wells was born in Washington and graduated from the former Western High
School in 1935. After graduating from Harvard University in 1939, he worked at Riggs
Bank for several years.
During World War II, he served with the Army in Europe. After returning to Washington, he
worked as an accountant for Washington's old Capital Airlines from 1946 to 1961.
He joined the Civil Aeronautics Board, now part of the Federal Aviation Administration, in
1961 as an air transport examiner. He later worked as an economist with the board and
was chief of the routes authority when he retired in 1982. He then was a consultant for
Mr. Wells enjoyed baseball and football and collected jazz and big band records. He also
had an interest in airline schedules and streetcars.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Loveless Wells of Silver Spring; and two
children, Michael R. Wells of Chevy Chase and Linda J. Gould of Silver Spring.