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William Thomas Piper Sr. (January 8, 1881, Knapps Creek, New York U.S. - January 15, 1970, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania) was an American airplane manufacturer, and founder, eponym, and 1st president of Piper Aircraft Corporation 1929-1970. He graduated from Harvard University in 1903, and became known as "the Henry Ford of Aviation". The William T. Piper Memorial Airport in Lock Haven is named in his honor.
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