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America designed exclusively for airlines use.  It was a large twin-engine pusher biplane of 108 ft. span, overall length of 50 ft. and powered by two Liberty engines.  It had a large biplane [[strikethrough]]box-type[[/strikethrough]] tail assembly with twin rudders. The seats for 26 passengers could easily be removed and berths substituted for night passenger travel.  It was one of the first [[strikethrough]]plane with a fully enclosed[[/strikethrough]] airplanes to have a completely enclosed cockpit for the pilot and co-pilot [[strikethrough]]cockpits[[/strikethrough]] and controls in the front [[strikethrough]]forward end[[/strikethrough]] front of the massive fuselage.  The completed weight was 12,000 lb.

During this period Lawson obtained Army and Navy Board flying license #678.   

After first tests Lawson started an ambitious flying tour of American cities to introduce the plane. Starting from Milwaukee, Lawson, Cox, Burnelli, Carl Schory [[strikethrough]]two[[/strikethrough]] and a mechanic flew the plane to Chicago, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, Syracuse, New York, Washington, Dayton, and back to Milwaukee. [[strikethrough]]on an extended trip.[[/strikethrough]]  Enough time was taken at each stop to carry prominent [[strikethrough]]people[[/strikethrough]] persons as passengers and to get the maximum publicity coverage.  In Washington, D.C., Lawson's [[strikethrough]]catered to the[[/strikethrough]] passengers included a group of the highest government and military dignitaries. [[strikethrough]]and[[/strikethrough]] Huge crowds greeted them everywhere. [[strikethrough]]where to see this huge new plane.[[/strikethrough]] Soon [[strikethrough]]he[[/strikethrough]] Lawson made a second tour of mid-western cities.  

As a result of these successful [[strikethrough]]trips[[/strikethrough]]  flights Lawson had [[strikethrough]]great[[/strikethrough]] ambitious plans for building a fleet of [[strikethrough]] AIRLINERS [[strikethrough]] airliners and starting national mail and passenger lines. Burnelli left the Lawson Aircraft Company at that time and returned east.  Lawson went on to build a second large airliner, a tri-motored plane [[strikethrough]]which was reportedly lost on[[/strikethrough]] but it had structural damage at the start of its first trial flight and the project was given up. [[strikethrough]]He lived to see his dream of airlines come true, but was ahead of his time, and in spite of his gifted promotional ability he was unable to sell such a vast project, and[[/strikethrough]] The Lawson Aircraft Company of Milwaukee was dissolved in 1921. 

He then reorganized [[strikethrough]]the Lawson Aircraft[[/strikethrough]] a company in New York [[strikethrough]]doing aircraft[[/strikethrough]] serving as a consultant and promoting aviation ideas.  He also did some work on buses and a trans-oceanic float landing system.  Later Lawson was involved in the "Townsend Share-the-Wealth Plan" and edited [[strikethrough]]literature[[/strikethrough]] a publication pertaining to it, called the "Benefactor". [[strikethrough]]Soon[[/strikethrough]] After that he started the Des Moines University in Iowa. [[strikethrough]]Always a bachelor, Lawson passed away in San Antonio, [[illegible]] on [[illegible]] 29, 1954 at age 85. [[/strikethrough]] Some of his ideas led to the establishment of a cult of persons who believed in "Lawsonomy."

Alfred Lawson never married. He died in San Antonio Texas, 


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