La Vista, Frank W.

Biography: 

(1893–1963), of N.Y.; aviation pioneer, aeronautical engineer, aircraft exec.; lt. col., Army Air Force, WWII; resident rep. for AAF at Lockland plant, Wright Aeronautical Corp., Cincinnati; assisted in settlement of strike at company (1944). Aeronautics instructor, Brooklyn Technical H.S. (1932–41), returned as dept. chairman (1945–47) before resuming career as an aircraft exec., Farmingdale, Long Island (1947–57).