Preparatory education Cutler School, New York City and Lawrenceville (New Jersey) School. Bachelor of Science, Columbia, 1908, Master of Arts, 1910, Civil Engineer, 1911.
; children—Michael T., Mistress William Prickett, Junior, Mistress John Hanford. General manager Wright Company, Dayton, Ohio, 1913-1914. Chief aero engineer United States Army Air Corps, 1914-1915.
Vice president, general manager Sturtevant Aeroplane Company, Boston, 1916-1917.
President Loening Aeronautical. Engineering Corporation, New York, 1917-1928.
Director, construction engineering Custiss-Wright Corporation, 1928-1929. President Grover Loening Aircraft Company, aircraft manufacturers, 1928-1938.
Construction engineering Fairchild Engine & Aircraft Corporation.
Construction engineering Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Chairman of the Board, construction engineering New York Airways Corporation, then Chairman of the Board emeritus Aeronautical. adviser United States Maritime Commission, 1937-1938. Consultant on aircraft War Production Board, 1942-1945.
Member seaplane and helicopter committees and aero consultant National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1945-1949.
Member board National Air Museum, 1946-1968. Consultant specialist President's Air Policy Commission, 1948.
A founder, 1922, first president Aeronautical. Chamber of Commerce American.
Member of advisory committee Daniel Guggenheim School aeronautics, New York University, 1950-1960.
Chairman advisory council Columbia University Institute of Air Flight Structures. Director Flight Safety Foundation Inventor strut-braced monoplane and Loening amphibian airplane. Holder many airplane patents.
Winner Wright Trophy, 1921, Collier Trophy, 1922.
Member seaplane and helicopter committees and aero consultant National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1945-1949. Member board National Air Museum, 1946-1968. Member of advisory committee Daniel Guggenheim School aeronautics, New York University, 1950-1960.
Fellow American Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics (honorary), Royal Aeronautical.
Society; member Society Automotive Engineers, Early Birds, Order Quiet Birdmen, Society Experimental Test Pilots, Order Daedalians (honorary), Sigma Xi. Clubs: Racquet and Tennis, Wings, New York Yacht.
Married Marka Truesdale, June 28, 1930 (divorced 1940). Children: Michael T., Mistress William Prickett, Junior.