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At that time Doherty joined the American Aeronautical Corp.[oration] of New York, N.Y. importers and American agents for Italian Savoia planes. He was connected with this firm until 1931 when they went out of business. Returning to Hammondsport he retired from aviation and entered another business where he remained until his death on March 18, 1954.
An Early Bird, one of the truly hard-working flying pioneers, "Gink" Doherty was destined to become one of the key men of the early Curtiss organization.  His efforts contributed a very major part to the rapid development of Curtiss planes, as well as the growth and success of the company. He was one of the small group of stalwarts who steadfastly helped Curtiss accomplish his world recognized position in the aircraft industry. Doherty especially loved water flying and became so "at home" at Hammondsport that he wanted to live there the rest of his life. His widow continued to reside in Hammondsport. He had three sons, one of whom is engaged in aviation, a leading promoter of gliding at Harris Hill, Elmira, New York.
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