Cortlandt F. Bishop

Cortlandt Field Bishop (1870–30 March 1935) was an American pioneer aviator, balloonist, autoist, book collector, and traveler.

He earned an A.B. from Columbia University in 1891, an A.M. in 1892, a Ph.D. in 1893, and an LL.B. in 1894. In 1893 he published a book on American colonial voting practices.

As president of the Aero Club of America, Bishop offered a $250 prize in 1909 to the first four persons who could fly one kilometer.

Auction of the Cortlandt F. Bishop collection was an important bookselling event.


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