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WILLIAM E. HAUPT
Early Auto Race Driver - Bleriot Pilot

FROM THE FLYING PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES OF HAROLD E. MOREHOUSE

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    William E. Haupt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 10, 1885.  He attended schools there, graduating from Central High School, then entered Drexel Institute of Technology, where he majored in Mechanical drawing and machine shop work. Following this he took an International correspondence School course in Gas Engineering. 
    He loved automobiles and became an expert auto mechanic which led to driving racing cars in 1903. Haupt worked with cars and racing until 1909 when he joined the Bergdoll Motor Car Company of Philadelphia, which built taxicabs, then automobiles. 
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