For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...

Alfred Lawson

Person

Who is Alfred Lawson?

Alfred Lawson: Alfred William Lawson was a professional baseball player, manager and league promoter from 1887 through 1916 and went on to play a pioneering role in the US aircraft industry, publishing two early aviation trade journals. In 1904, he also wrote a novel, Born Again, clearly inspired by the popular Utopian fantasy Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy, an early harbinger of the metaphysical turn his career would take with the theory of Lawsonomy. He is frequently cited as the inventor of the airliner and was awarded several of the first air mail contracts, which he ultimately could not fulfill. He founded the Lawson Aircraft Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to build military training aircraft and later the Lawson Airplane Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to build airliners. The crash of his ambitious Lawson L-4 "Midnight Liner" during its trial flight takeoff on May 8, 1921, ended his best chance for commercial aviation success.

  • also known as Al Lawson
  • born on (146 years ago) in London
  • profession: Baseball player
  • died on (61 years ago) in San Antonio
  • buried in Cremation
  • written works: "Lawson, aircraft industry builder", "Fifty speeches", "Born Again"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alfred Lawson

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewGenealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (1865)

by Bernard Burke

Sir Alfred Lawson, 7th baronet. This gentleman d. iu 1752, and was «. by bis ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Alfred Lawson

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Share this page

Next...

Go to the wordplay of Alfred Lawson for some fun with words!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary