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Burnelli                                                                      2

[[stamped]] FROM THE FLYING PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES OF HAROLD E. MOREHOUSE [[/stamped]]

ALFRED W. LAWSON
Aircraft Magazine Publisher - Aviator -  Plane Manufacturer

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Alfred W. Lawson was born in London, England March 24, 1869. Information is lacking concerning his early life, education, and when he came to America. 

In 1890 Lawson was a professional baseball player. Then he became an Evangelist and lecturer and [[strikethrough]] did [[/strikethrough]] toured the Chautauqua circuit.

As a promoter he skipped the pioneer automobile era but [[strikethrough]] leaped into [[/strikethrough]] entered into aviation with [[strikethrough]] zest, and [[/strikethrough]] enthusiasm. He started publishing the [[strikethrough]] early [[/strikethrough]] aviation magazine [[strikethrough]] "FLY" [[/strikethrough]] "Fly" at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in November 1908, the second [[strikethrough]] such [[/strikethrough]] aeronautical magazine in the United States. [[strikethrough]] Once in the business [[/strikethrough]] Soon he started publishing another aviation magazine [[strikethrough]] "AIRCRAFT" [[/strikethrough]] "Aircraft" in New York in March 1910. Reportedly Lawson coined the word [[strikethrough]] AIRCRAFT [[/strikethrough]] "aircraft" and had it copyrighted. 

Lawson continued his publications until the World War I period and during that time was one of the founder members of the Aeronautical Manufacturers Association in New York on April 29, 1911. 

In the fall of 1912 he was a student [[strikethrough]] of [[/strikethrough]] at the Sloane Flying School [[strikethrough]] at [[/strikethrough]], Garden City, Long Island, New York, and received some dual flying instruction on a Sloane-Deperdussin monoplane from instructor Guy Gilpatrick.

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