Louise Arner Boyd ( 1887-1972), heiress to millions, wanted to use her money to add to the world's scientific knowledge of Arctic regions. Her focus was the coast of Eastern Greenland with four expeditions sponsored by the Amer. Geographic Soc. in the 1930's. Two areas in East Greenland were named for her by the Danish government. During WWII she was the Arctic expert for the U.S. government. Her final adventure was to the North Pole in 1958, hiring a plane and crew to fly around it.