William Thomas Piper, Sr.

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William Thomas Piper, Sr.

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Birthplace: Knapp Creek, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Piper and Sarah Elizabeth Maltby
Father of William Thomas Piper, Jr; Thomas F Piper and Howard Piper

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About William Thomas Piper, Sr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_T._Piper

William Thomas Piper Sr. (January 8, 1881, Knapps Creek, New York U.S. - January 15, 1970, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania) was an American airplane manufacturer, and founder, eponym, and 1st president of Piper Aircraft Corporation 1929-1970. He graduated from Harvard University in 1903, and became known as "the Henry Ford of Aviation". The William T. Piper Memorial Airport in Lock Haven is named in his honor.

Piper served in the Spanish-American War and World War I, in the latter as a captain in the Corps of Engineers.

In 1980, he was posthumously inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. http://nationalaviation.org/piper-sr-william/

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10805659

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William Thomas Piper, Sr.'s Timeline

1881
January 8, 1881
Knapp Creek, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
1970
January 15, 1970
Age 89
Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States
2007
August 24, 2007
Age 89
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