Piper, William

Piper, William (Thomas)

(1881–1970) airplane manufacturer; born in Knapps Creek, N.Y. After graduating from Harvard (1903), he worked in construction and then for his family's Pennsylvania oil business. In 1931 he took over a bankrupt airplane company and began producing small affordable planes, "Cubs," for ordinary people. During his lifetime, the Piper Aircraft Corporation produced more airplanes than any other company.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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