Chance M. Vought

Chauncey Milton "Chance" Vought (February 26, 1890 in Long Island, New York – July 25, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and engineer, who was the co-founder of the Lewis and Vought Corporation with Birdseye Lewis.

Chauncey Milton Vought
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Born(1890-02-26)February 26, 1890
DiedJuly 25, 1930(1930-07-25) (aged 40)
OccupationAeronautical engineer
Parent(s)Annie E.
George Washington Vought

Born on Long Island, New York, he attended the Pratt Institute, New York University (where he joined Kappa Sigma), and the University of Pennsylvania. He died from sepsis.[1][2] He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1989.[3]


  1. ^ "C.M. Vought Dies". The New York Times. July 26, 1930. Retrieved 2008-05-09. Chance M. Vought, pioneer aviation engineer, pilot and designer, a contemporary of the Wright brothers and one of the leading manufacturers of military planes in the world, died …
  2. ^ "Chance Milton Vought". Vought Aircraft. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  3. ^ "Chance Vought; Engineer". National Aviation Hall of Fame. Retrieved 5 April 2011.

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