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Paul Lebaudy

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1904 LEBAUDY, Paul, Rosny, France. Cars: Panhard, 20-h.p. Charron, 60-h.p. Mercedes, etc. Is a wealthy and confirmed motorist. Probably his principal claim to public notoriety at the present time is that he happens to he first cousin to the "Emperor" of that name. M. Paul Lebaudy is much older than his cousin, and has none of the "Emperor's" eccentricities. His time is fully occupied, for with his younger brother, Pierre, he manages the affairs of a large sugar refinery. He has been a member of the Chamber of Deputies for fifteen years, sitting on the Conservative benches. With his brother Pierre, he devoted much attention last summer on the family property at Rosny, to the construction of air-ships. Several successful trips were made with the ship built by the engineer entrusted with the work. On the 12th November, 1903, their latest air-ship made a most successful trip from Moisson to Paris, a distance of 37 miles, attaining a mean speed of 21 miles an hour. It accomplished the most successful trip that had up to Hilt date been made. [1]

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  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904