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Edward Peck Curtis, American corporate executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Bronze Star medal; companion of Bath (Great Britain); Russian Order of St. Anne; Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre (France); recipient Collier trophy National Aeronautical Association, 1958.


Curtis, Edward Peck was born on January 14, 1897 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Guerney T. and Alice (Peck) Curtis.


Student, Williams College, 1916. Master of Arts (honorary), Williams College, 1941. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Hobart College, 1949.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Rochester, 1949. Doctor of Science (honorary), Stevens Institute of Technology, 1957.


Born in Rochester, New York, Edward Peck Curtis was a graduate of St. Georges School, Newport, Rhode Island. He then served as a Major in the 95th Aero Squadron after the United States entered the war. Edward Curtis served with the U. S. State Department in Russia after World War I. He then became an employee of Eastman Kodak Company, where he rose to become director, general manager of the international division and vice president.

He retired from Kodak in 1962 after 42 years of service and remained as a Kodak board member until 1969. In 1956-1957, he served as Special Assistant to the U. S. President for Aviation Facilities Planning and was instrumental in planning for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Aviation Act of 1958.


  • In World War II he served as a Major General and Chief of Staff, U. S. Strategic Air Force in Europe. In 1943 he received the French Legion of Honor and the United States Legion of Merit for his part in the war in Africa.


Board of directors Rochester Community Chest. Board of Governors American Red Cross. Board visitors Air Force Academy Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1916-1919.

Major general, World World War World War II. Member Rochester Chamber of Commerce (trustee), Rochester Association of United Nations (director), Air Force Association (board directors), Country Club, Genesee Valley Club, University Club (New York City) Wings Club (New York City), Bucks Club (London), Travellers Club (Paris), Metropolitan Club (Washington).


Married Agness Bartlett, October 25, 1924. Children: Diane (Mistress Sherwood Francis), Ruth (Mistress C.F. Hoffman), Edward Peck.

Guerney T. Curtis

Alice (Peck) Curtis

Agness Bartlett

Diane Curtis (Mistress Sherwood Francis)

Ruth Curtis (Mistress C.F. Hoffman)

Edward Peck Curtis