Montgomery, John J. (John Joseph), 1858-1911

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Dates:
Birth 1858-02-15
Death 1911-10-31

Biographical notes:

Inventor and physics professor from Monterey, Calif.

From the description of John J. Montgomery papers, 1885-1947 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24773996

John Joseph Montgomery (1858-1911) was an inventor and physics professor interested in aeronautics from Monterey, Calif. Montgomery was the son of Zach Montgomery of Fruitland farm, near San Diego, Calif. His early aeronautical experiments were in San Diego County; later he taught at Santa Clara College and was head of the physics department while he continued his inventions and experiments. He was killed in a crash during a flight attempt.

See also Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West, Craig S. Harwood and Gary B. Fogel [University of Oklahoma Press, 2012).

From the guide to the John J. Montgomery Papers, 1885-1947, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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Subjects:

  • Aeronautics--Early works to 1900
  • Aeronautics--Experiments--History--19th century
  • Physicists--History--19th century
  • Gliders (Aeronautics)--History
  • Aerodynamics
  • Stockholders--History--19th century
  • Gliding and soaring--Experiments--History

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Places:

  • Colorado (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)