It’s a fascinating snapshot of key figures in Widener’s history. And it is suprising sometimes, too, such as the story of Sharples, chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1962-1972, who had a lifelong interest in aviation. “As a pilot, Sharples won the Doherty Cup air race in Florida in 1934, competed in international balloon races, and was the recipient of the Collier Award for prestigious achievement in airplane racing. At the age of 71, Sharples completed his first parachuting jump.”
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