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Byron, William Devereux

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1941 AD, at 45 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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1895 - He was born in Danville, Virginia on the 15th of May.

1900 - He moved with his parents to Williamsport, Maryland where he attended the public schools, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

1919 - He was commissioned a first lieutenant he entered the family leather manufacturing business.

1930-1934 - He served in the Maryland Senate.

         - He was mayor of Williamsport.

1941 - On the 26th of February, Congressman Byron boarded Eastern Airlines Flight 21 at Washington. The plane was en route from New York to Brownsville, Texas, with stops at Washington and Atlanta. On its appoach to Atlanta's Chandler Field, the Douglas DC-3 crashed, killing 9 of the 16 persons onboard, including Byron. Eddie Rickenbacker, flying ace and President of Eastern, survived with serious injuries. He was interred in Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport, Maryland.

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