George Palmer Putnam

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  • 7 September 1887 – 4 January 1950.
  • Master promoter, publicist, adventurer.
  • Nickname: GP.
  • Married Earhart February 7, 1931. "Earhart referred to her marriage as a 'partnership' with 'dual control.' In a letter written to Putnam and hand delivered to him on the day of the wedding, she wrote, 'I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any midaevil ([sic]) code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly.'"[1]
  • An Avalanche of Psychics--Putnam was deluged with reports from various spiritualists or mediums who claimed to have made contact with Earhart.
  • The courts agreed to his petition to have Earhart declared dead on 5 January 1939. The date of the fatal flight was 2 July 1937.
  • Wikipedia.
  • George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers.
Amelia says goodbye to her husband, George Palmer Putnam, in Miami prior to her departure on June 1, 1937.
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