About Eben Sumner Draper, Jr.
From Berkshire Eagle Date: Apr 18 1959 Publication: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States Of America
Eben S Draper 65 Businessman Senator BOSTON AP Eben S 65 a former state senator ... and of the Draper Corp of died yesterday at General Hospital after short illness A graduate of Harvard he served both in the House and Senate and was a former treasurer of the Republican Club of Massachusetts ... Draper's father Eben was Gov. of Massachusetts in 1909 and 1910
Having obtained his degree, Mr. Draper became associated with the Draper Company, but after a period of a year, in 1916, he became a student of aviation. As a preparedness measure he presented a plane to the state of Massachusetts, affording it the distinction of being the first state to own its own plane. For three months during the summer, he was in charge of the Harvard Flying School in Buffalo, New York. Out of the group of twenty-five students, eight were killed fighting in France during World War I.