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Lambert Airport Director Griggs Will Retire

By KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Business Journal both report this morning (Fri.) that Leonard Griggs will retire as Lambert Airport's director.

Griggs is overseeing the building of a new runway at the airport, despite the drop in airport traffic in recent years.

Griggs, 72, was first named Lambert's director in 1977, was fired a decade later by then-mayor Vince Schoemehl, then rehired to the post in 1993.

He had previously insisted he would remain on the job long enough to see the opening of a third runway.

No word yet on Griggs' replacement. The airport's deputy director is Gerard Slay, brother of Mayor Francis Slay.

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