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Tubal Claude Ryan

Tubal Claude Ryan, American aerospace-electronics manufacturer. Recipient Presidential certified of merit, World World War II, Horatio Alger award American Schools and Colleges Association, 1958. Second lieutenant, pilot Universal Service Administrative Company, 1921. Member Aircraft Industries Association, Air Force Association, Navy League, Institute Aeronautical Sciences, Society Automotive Engineers, San Diego Yacht Club, Cuyamaca Club.

Background

  • Ryan, Tubal Claude was born on January 3, 1898 in Parsons Kansas. Son of William Marion and Ida Frances (Ziegler) Ryan.

  • Education

    • Student, Oregon State University, 1919. Graduate, Universal Service Administrative Company Pilot School, 1921.

    Career

    • Founder Ryan Flying Company and School Aeronautics, 1922, Ryan Airlines (1st year-round daily scheduled passenger service), 1925, designer, started manufacturing Ryan monoplanes, 1927. Founder, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Aeronautical Company, manufacturers personal and military-type planes, 1928. Board directors United States National Bank, San Diego, Emptor Corporation, San Diego Gas and Electric Co.

      World World War II operations included volume production Ryan Training Planes and Ryan Fireball, R-1, also operation major flight and technical training centers for United States Army Air Force.

    Works

    • Ryan Airlines, Incorporated manufactured Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, 1927. Developer world's 1st jet vertical take-off and landing airplane Ryan Vertiject, 1956, 1st jet fighter for United States Navy.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Second lieutenant, pilot Universal Service Administrative Company, 1921. Member Aircraft Industries Association, Air Force Association, Navy League, Institute Aeronautical Sciences, Society Automotive Engineers, San Diego Yacht Club, Cuyamaca Club.

    Connections

    • Married Gladys Bowen, 1928. Children: David Claude (deceased), Jerome Donald, Stephen Michael.
    • father: William Marion Ryan
    • mother: Ida Frances (Ziegler) Ryan
    • spouse: Gladys Bowen
    • children: David Claude Ryan (deceased)
    • Jerome Donald Ryan
    • Stephen Michael Ryan
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    Born January 3, 1898
    Nationality
    • 1919
      Oregon State University
    • 1921
      USAC Pilot School
    • 1922
      Founder Ryan Flying Company and School Aeronautics
    • 1925
      Founder Ryan Flying Company and School Aeronautics