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Edward Stimpson, aviation advocate, dies at 75


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JOHN MILLER Associated Press Writer BOISE, Idaho

Edward Stimpson, an aviation advocate who pushed to rejuvenate struggling small aircraft manufacturers in the 1990s by limiting lawsuits against them, has died after an extended illness. He was 75. His death Wednesday was confirmed by s tate Rep. Wendy Jaquet , D-Ketchum. A cause of death was not immediately known. Jaquet said doctors discovered cancerous lesions in his lungs this year. Stimpson, president of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association for 25 years, was a major proponent of legislation signed by President Bill Clinton in 1...

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