Lieutenant Eugene Luther Vidal (1895–1969)

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Head of Bureau of Air Commerce, 1933-1937. Earhart lobbied to help him get the job.[1]

"According to his biographer, Susan Butler, Vidal was the great love of Amelia Earhart's life."[2]

Father of Gore Vidal.


  1. Ric Gillespie, Finding Amelia, p. 2.
  2. Wikipedia entry on Gore Vidal, with reference to Booknotes

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