Summary: Donor was the stepdaughter of Lawrence C. Elliott (1901-1970), a leader in Tarrant County aviation. Elliott purchased the Dr. Clay Johnson home in Fort Worth in 1950. The photographs given were part of donor's successful effort to apply historic landmark status to the Johnson home in 1984.
Aviation Pioneer Lawrence C. Elliott was born in Greenville, Texas, and built an experimental airplane as a teenager. In 1924, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and became a U.S. Army Flight Instructor. He became regional manager of the U.S. Civil Aviation System and was stationed at Fort Worth’s Southwest Regional Headquarters for 25 years. He was instrumental in marking domestic flight routes, developing weather communication broadcast techniques, establishing standards for airplane maintenance inspections and recommending air facility safety modifications. A Texas Historical Marker (image shown) marks his grave site in Greenwood Cemetery.
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