|Occupation:||an aviation buff in particular with the autogyro, a precursor to the modern helicopter. Mrs. Campbell would become among the first women to hold a helicopter pilot's license.|
|Managed by:||Doug Robinson|
About Dorothy Stokes Smith / Campbell (Bostwick)
Dorothy Stokes Bostwick Smith Campbell (March 26, 1899 - February 16, 2001) was an American heiress and an artist and author who became the first woman in the United States to hold a helicopter pilot's license.
She was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Lillian Stokes and her husband, Albert Carlton Bostwick. Her grandfather was Jabez A. Bostwick, a railroad owner and wealthy co-founder of the Standard Oil Company.
A painter and sculptor, Dorothy Bostwick was first married at Christ Church in Gilbertsville, New York on March 7, 1922 to W. T. Sampson Smith. Smith's grandfather was the late Rear Admiral William T. Sampson She was an aviation buff in particular with the autogyro, a precursor to the modern helicopter. Her second husband (m. 1950) Joseph Campbell was vice-president and treasurer of Columbia University. In 1954 he was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Comptroller General of the United States.
Dorothy Bostwick wrote and illustrated "Passing Thoughts," a collection of her own poetry and drawings.
Dorothy Stokes Smith Campbell's Timeline
February 16, 2001
March 26, 1899