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flying to New Jersey [[strikethrough]] having flown [[/strikethrough]] [[strikethrough]] Jersey by a flight [[/strikethrough]] from Rockaway Beach, Long Island, [[strikethrough]] New York. [[/strikethrough]] 

In July the Curtiss Company sent Leon, C. W. Webster, and Orton Hoover to South America to set up sales and demonstration agencies at various points for the Curtiss Airplane [[strikethrough]] Aeroplane [[/strikethrough]] Export Company. In August Leon was stationed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He remained there for some time where his work was very successful. He sold many planes, taught scores of students and made a host of warm friends. He remained with the Curtiss organization in various capacities until 1940 when he gave up flying and moved to Palo Alto, California, where he [[strikethrough]] took up [[/strikethrough]] established his residence and engaged in business. 

After suffering gradually failing health for a considerable time he passed away in the Palo Alto Hospital on April 26, 1965, at age 76. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, a sister and a brother. He was a member of the Early Birds. 

Flying Pioneer, [[strikethrough]] Early Bird [[/strikethrough]] Lawrence Leon devoted the major part of his active lifetime to aviation. Expert pilot, World War I instructor, and valued Curtiss employee, he served American aviation progress in a very worthy way. As an immigrant to our country he contributed much to our aviation history. 

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