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Copyright C/ by Marjorie Stinson. All rights reserved. 
Marjorie Stinson
United States
Federation Aeronautique Internationale (Aero Club of America)
Certificate No. 303, dated Aug. 12, 1914. 
Learned to fly at Wright Flying School, Dayton, Ohio. (1).
Flying Instructor, Howard Rinehart.
First Solo for License trials, Aug. 4, 1914. Wright Model B Biplane, Wright 30 HP Motor used. 
Aviation Activities, partial list; 
Many exhibition flights, beginning with Brownwood, Texas, Fall Fair, Oct. 8 and 9, 1914. (2).
Carried many air passengers, thus creating interest in aviation, beginning at For Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, thence at Stinson Field, San Antonio, in 1914 an for several years thereafter, daily. (3).
Flying instructor, Stinson School of Flying, For Sam Houston and Stinson Field, San Antonio, Texas, beginning in 1915 and continuing daily for several years; first graduate, Joseph Gorman, Aero Club of America F. A. I. License No. 371. (4).
Test Pilot for school and exhibition planes. 
First person authorized to carry U.S. Air Mail in Texas (San Antonio-Seguin) P. O. No. 650,004, beginning May 19, 1915. 
Pilot-cast-member, Excel Photoplay Co. (movies), San Antonio (Fort Sam Houston), Texas, 1915. 
Pilot for experimental aerial photography. (5)
First person granted license by Joint Army and Navy Board on Aeronautic Cognizance (No. 301), Jan 25, 1919. (6). 
U. S. Department of Commerce Pilot's License No. P 1600, Feb. 1, 1928- Jan. 31, 1932.
Attended first Early Bird Migration, Stevens Hotel, Dec. 3, 1928, Chicago, Ill..
Contributions to War Effort; World War I; Flying Instructor U. S. and Canadian Pilots at San Antonio at a time when they were badly needed. Aeronautical draftsman, Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, Washington, D. C., also flew in behalf of Liberty Loan Committee; World War II, American Red Cross Volunteer, Arlington, Va. Chapter for the duration of the war. 
Literary Contributions; "Diary of a Country Girl at Flying School", Aero Digest, Feb., 1928; "Wings for War Birds", Liberty Magazine, Dec. 28, 1930; "In the Air", (Cleveland Air Races), The Washingtonian, all DLC and M. Stinson collection; and others. 
Resides in Washington, D. C. and Gainesville, Va.; Retired from Federal Government (Army and Navy Departments).
Reference- (DLC denotes publications in the Library of Congress, Wash., D.C. 
(1)- Dayton Evening Herald, June 27, 1914 (DLC); Aero Digest, Feb., 1928 (DLC).
(2)- Brownwood (Texas) Bulletin, Oct, 10, 1914 (M. Stinson collection). 
(3)- San Antonio Express, June 17, 1916, page 5 (DLC); and others. 
(4)- San Antonio Express, Dec. 5, 1915, page 12 (DLC); A. C. A. Records. 
(5)- Chicago Examiner, July 4, 1916 (DLC), and many subsequent San Antonio papers (DLC); Aerial Age, April 17, 1916 and others (DLC). 
(6)- San Antonio Express, Mar. 5, 1919; (DLC); New York Times, Feb. 16, 1919 (DLC). 
Received from Majorie Stinson, April 2, 1963 
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