Grumman, Leroy

Grumman, Leroy (Randle)

(1895–1982) aeronautical engineer; born in Huntington, N.Y. As general manager of the Loening Aeronautical Corporation (1921–29) and president of Grumman Aircraft Corporation (1930–46), he developed a series of successful Navy aircraft. These included the "Wildcat," "Bearcat" and "Tiger Cat." He was enshrined in the Aviation Hall of Fame (1972).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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