AERONAUTICS: Langley Medal

In Washington, William Howard Taft bestowed a medal. Earnestly he spoke praises of the recipient: "May your future work go far to establish the dream nearest your heart, the wide and useful promotion of the subject of commercial aviation." Thus was the Langley Medal, aviation decoration of the Smithsonian Institution, presented to Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh.

Said Chief Justice Taft, descriptive: "The Langley Medal was established in memory of the third secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Samuel Pierpont Langley. During the last 15 years of his life...

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