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ite Government policy regarding aviation, and Burgess retired form the company. During the World War I period Curtis was principally concerned with administrative duties and remained Company Treasurer to the end. Following this he joined the Experimental Engineering Staff of General Electric in the development of precision instruments for naval and aviation use. In later years he devoted himself to various trusteeships and served as a member of the town's Board of Selectmen. Greely S. Curtis passed away on December 15, 1947 at Marblehead, Mass. at age 76. He was survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons. Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Early American aviation pioneer, Greely S. Curtis deserves great credit for the major part he played in the early development of the American aviation industry. He was one of the very earliest Aero Club of America members, joining in 1909, and also one of the founder members of the Aircraft Manufacturers Association. While he did not do much flying he nevertheless possessed an enthusiastic devotion to a new science during its very beginning and contributed greatly to its early history. His name will long remain in the annals of man's conquest of the air. FROM THE FLYING PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES OF HAROLD E. MOREHOUSE
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