Chance M. Vought

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Chauncey Milton Vought
Chance M Vought ca.1915.jpg
Born (1890-02-26)February 26, 1890
Long Island, New York
Died July 25, 1930(1930-07-25) (aged 40)
Occupation Aeronautical engineer
Parents Annie E.
George Washington Vought

Chauncey Milton Vought (February 26, 1890 – July 25, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and engineer. He was the founder of the Lewis and Vought Corporation with Birdseye Lewis. He was born on Long Island, New York. He attended the Pratt Institute, New York University (where he joined Kappa Sigma), and the University of Pennsylvania. Vought died from septicemia in July 1930.[1][2] He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1989.[3]


  1. ^ "C.M. Vought Dies.". New York Times. July 26, 1930. Retrieved 2008-05-09. Chance M. Vought, pioneer aviation engineer, pilot and designer, a contemporary of the Wright brothers and one of the leading manufacturers of military planes in the world, died … 
  2. ^ "Chance Milton Vought". Vought Aircraft. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Chance Vought; Engineer". National Aviation Hall of Fame. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 

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