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http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/demohr_g.htm

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. I have some papers which say that we are barons, in my files. But, frankly, I don't--I think it is sort of ridiculous to use the title. My ex-wife loved the idea.

Mr. JENNER. Which one?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. The very last one, Sharples.

Mr. JENNER. All right. Now, who was she?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Wynne Sharples.

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. The Sharples family is from Philadelphia, Philadelphia Quakers. He is in the centrifugal processing business and also in the oil business. And I had dealings with his nephew for many years.

Mr. JENNER. What is his name?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Butler, Samuel Butler, Jr. He runs the oil end of Mr. Sharples' operations. And they had a small interest in Rangely Field. That is how I got acquainted with Mr. Butler.

So we knew about each other before--my wife's father, and so on and so forth--and--the daughter asked his advice, whether she should marry such an adventurous character like me, and the father said, all right---obviously had sufficient good information from Butler about me. Butler was my best man at the wedding.

Mr. JENNER. Best man at your wedding to Miss Sharples?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Yes; Sam Butler.

There were several ushers. He was one of the ushers. I don't remember who was the best man. My brother was the best man. He was one of ushers. So we got married.

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http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/sharpens....html#S050AHBLE

Sharples, Philip T. — of Haverford, Delaware County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964

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http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/patty-payn.html

Pawley, William Douglas (1896-1977) — also known as William D. Pawley — of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Florence, Florence County, S.C., September 7, 1896. Republican. delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1964.

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http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/presiden...cuments/165.cfm

7 It was on April 28, not April 29, that Eisenhower had lunch with Senator Duff; Phil Sharples, Republican Finance Chairman of Pennsylvania; and M. Harvey Taylor, Republican State Chairman of Pennsylvania (see the Chronology).

http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/presiden...ogy/1953-04.htm

National Security Council session, followed by appointments with Senator J. H. Duff, P. Sharples,

http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/presiden...ogy/1953-09.htm

Relations in the Cabinet Room; J. C. Hagerty and General W. B. Persons (off the record). Press conference, followed by appointments with P. Sharples, Walter H. Annenberg, W. Wheelock, T. McCabe, Dr. M. S. Eisenhower, and General P. T. Carroll (off the record);

http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/presiden...ogy/1953-07.htm

National Security Council session; W. D. Pawley.

Afternoon appointments with Congressman W. Rogers; Senators E. Martin and J. H. Duff, R. Simpson, Mrs. D. R. Murdock, M. Owlett, H. Taylor, and P. Sharples

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http://www.aerofiles.com/bio_w.html

ALFRED WOLF

Convinced of the need for more effective representation of private aviation interests, he joined with Lawrence P and Philip T Sharples, C Townsend Ludington, and J Story Smith to found AOPA (incorporated May 12, 1939).

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http://www.hagley.lib.de.us/1979.htm

Background note:

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association was founded in 1939 in Philadelphia by C.T. Ludington, Lawrence P. Sharples, Philip T. Sharples, J. Story Smith, and Alfred L. Wolf.

With the threat of war in Europe, the AOPA established the Air Guard, to introduce civilian pilots to military procedure, and then the Civil Air Patrol, after the bombing at Pearl Harbor

L.P. Sharples was in charge of the Civil Air Patrol in Philadelphia.

Note: (always nice to have direct relatives in "high places".)

The 1960's saw the AOPA develop into a strong Congressional lobby with a membership exceeding 130,000 by 1966. The AOPA continued its fight for private fliers' rights especially during a time when airport space was mostly devoted to commercial airliners. Concerned about lower insurance rates, in 1962 the AOPA terminated its dealings with AMERICO and endorsed insurance rates provided by the Aviation Employees Insurance Company (AVEMCO). By 1968, in order to cope with its growing membership, staff, and influence, the organization reorganized its internal structure to conform to conventional corporate practice. J.B. Hartranft became president; Max Karant, P.T. Sharples, and J. Story Smith were senior vice-presidents;

Lastly!

With such an impressive beginning, the AOPA continued to expand its membership and influence in the next decade. The start of the charter AOPA Units across the country, and even in other nations, was the reason for the jump in membership. The AOPA established member benefits by offering discounts for Hertz Driv-Ur-Self (Hertz Rent-A-Car) and Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TransWorld Airlines).

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Just in case there are any doubts!

Name: Helen Brinton Sharples

Sex: F

Birth: 22 NOV 1885 in West Chester, Chester Co., PA

Death: 15 JUL 1922

Father: Philip M. Sharples b: 10 AUG 1857 in West Chester, Chester Co., PA

Mother: Helen Edwards Brinton b: 29 JUN 1853 in Philadelphia, PA

Marriage 1 Samuel Butler b: 20 APR 1884 in West Chester, Chester Co., PA

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Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Butler, Samuel Butler, Jr. He runs the oil end of Mr. Sharples' operations. And they had a small interest in Rangely Field. That is how I got acquainted with Mr. Butler.

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Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. At the same time about, when we were breaking this partnership, my wife's uncle, Col. Edward J. Walz, from Philadelphia, who is an investment man and a man who is fascinated by the oil business, offered me to form a partnership with him, and we formed a partnership just about the same time.

Mr. JENNER. Have you identified this new man?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Yes; Col. Edward J. Walz, this was my wife's uncle, Miss Sharples' uncle much younger than his--than her mother, but a man of substance, from Philadelphia--with whom we developed friendly relationship. He liked me and I liked him. And we decided to form a partnership, and we called this partnership Waldem Oil Co.--with the idea of doing the same thing I did with Ed Hooker--that I would do the fieldwork and he would do, more or less, the financial end of the business in Philadelphia.

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L.P. Sharples was in charge of the Civil Air Patrol in Philadelphia.

From FACILE EST IMPERIUM IN BONIS*

"There are many threads of interest running through the life of Cord Meyer, Jr. Most are beyond the scope of this article, and in any case, there is a wealth of material readily accessible on him should further information be sought. As a sidebar I will add only that his father, Cord Meyer, Sr was Regional Director of the Northeast Region of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) from Jan 1, 1952 to May 27, 1955 and Regional Commander from May 27, 1955 to May 21, 1956. Northeast Region Headquarters was in New York.[52] His home address at 116 East 66th St was only one and a half miles from John Pic's apartment at East 92nd St."

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L.P. Sharples was in charge of the Civil Air Patrol in Philadelphia.

From FACILE EST IMPERIUM IN BONIS*

"There are many threads of interest running through the life of Cord Meyer, Jr. Most are beyond the scope of this article, and in any case, there is a wealth of material readily accessible on him should further information be sought. As a sidebar I will add only that his father, Cord Meyer, Sr was Regional Director of the Northeast Region of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) from Jan 1, 1952 to May 27, 1955 and Regional Commander from May 27, 1955 to May 21, 1956. Northeast Region Headquarters was in New York.[52] His home address at 116 East 66th St was only one and a half miles from John Pic's apartment at East 92nd St."

http://www.ner.cap.gov/history.htm

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1958/04/1...CARDS_000257265

L.P. Sharples & CAP - AOPA

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