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Dietrich, Noah, 1889-1982


Born in 1889 to John and Sarah (Peters) Dietrich, Noah Dietrich was Howard Hughes' financial adviser and chief executive for thirty-two years. Trained as an accountant, Dietrich moved from Wisconsin to California in 1911. Soon after Hughes arrived in Los Angeles in 1925, he hired Dietrich as an employee of the Hughes Tool Company. Dietrich became Hughes’ trusted adviser, eventually overseeing Hughes' vast business empire. In 1957, he left Hughes behind him and went on , he went on to financial consulting for a variety of private companies and government agencies. He died in 1982.


Noah Dietrich. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 21 October 2021), memorial page for Noah Dietrich (28 Feb 1889–15 Feb 1982), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10356, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave.

Noah Dietrich and Bob Thomas. Howard, the Amazing Mr. Hughes. (Fawcett Publications, Inc.: Culver City, California). 1972.