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8  Alfred W. Lawson 
[[stamp]] FROM THE FLYING PIONEER BIOGRAPHIES OF HAROLD E. MOREHOUSE [[/stamp]]

29 Aircraft Magazine Publisher - Aviator - Plane Manufacturer

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.

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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 [[strikethrough]] founders [[/strikethrough]] founding 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 instructions on a Sloane-Deperdussin monoplane from instructor Guy Gilpatrick. 
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