Archive Record

Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2002.026.047
Collection Harry Porter Collection
Description A letter from Senator Jim Sasser of Tennessee to Harry Porter, congratulating him on his years of service and announcing that the air traffic control tower at Lovell Field (Chattanooga Airport) will be named for him, as the Harry Porter Air Traffic Control Center.

Harry Porter (1894-1987) had a sixty-four year career in aviation. Beginning as an aviation and automobile racing enthusiast, he served in World War I and first flew in 1923. He opened Porter's Flight School at Lovell Field and trained many people, including pilots for World War II. He continued the school until 1967 and at age ninety was considered to be the oldest active pilot in the United States.
Date 1984
Dates of Creation October 4, 1984
Extent of Description 9.00" x 6.87"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2002.026