Early Birds to Meet in Cleveland, 1947
Robert J. Minshall
       REGISTRATION scene finds Bob Minshall, Sue Pakis, Adele Mitchell, Steadham Acker and Waldo Waterman at the central desk.

via email from Tony Martini, 11-2-05
WWI Naval aviator, first manager of Birmingham AL airport. (see attachment). born March 31, 1896, Gadsden, AL, died October 22, 1952 in Birmingham AL. Majored in Engineering at Univ. of Alabama until WWI. After the war married Grace Frutlicher and had two daughters Grace Ann Kessler, and Mildred Luck. In 1920 he was a dry goods salesman in a store, and in 1930 was a real estate proprietor in Birmingham.
I am contacting family to get more. Need any others?

     If you search for "Steadham Acker", using the Google search engine, (11-3-05), you will find about 17 links. Probably the most helpful is the following.
Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee
     Steadham Acker was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame in 1984. You will find his portrait on the page along with a concise, but very informative biography. You can access his page by clicking on the title above.
     While on the website, you will be well rewarded to sample some of the other inductees, as time permits.

Birmingham Aviation: From Fairgrounds Air Shows to the Southern Museum of Flight
Alabama Review, Jan 2004
by Dodd, Don
     This is a very interesting article and the source of many of the details of Steadham Acker's activities in the area. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

Steadham Acker died in 1952
From The Early Birds of Aviation
Roster of Members
January 1, 1993

Editor's Note:
If you have any information on this Early Bird,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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