Wade, Leigh(1896– ) aviator; born in Cassopolis, Mich. He learned to fly in Canada in 1917 and became a pioneer test pilot, participating in many air races and international competitions during the 1920s. He was a member of the army's first round-the-world flight. He later held senior management positions for several aviation companies.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.