Albert Bond Lambert had this to say on the day of Lambert Airport's dedication: “This field will enable St. Louis to control the trade of the Southwest, Mexico and South America. It will make of this city a seaport, or rather, an airport. The commercial possibilities are unlimited, if we only want to avail ourselves of them.” | Missouri History Museum #Lambert
Calling all aviation-history fans! This upcoming title, publishing in November 2016, chronicles the transformation of the patch of farmland leased by Albert Bond Lambert in 1920 into the sprawling international airport Lambert is today.
"Albert Bond Lambert: Aviation Pioneer" by Christopher Lynch — Albert Lambert had two passions in life: flying and his hometown of Saint Louis. After his first ride in a hot air balloon, Albert became a huge supporter of all things related to aviation. He learned to pilot a hot air balloon and fly an airplane. The airport Albert Lambert started is still named in his honor, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
This Day in St. Louis History: March 20, 1922 Lambert Airport gets its name The St. Louis Aero Club voted that its new Bridgeton airport would be named after Albert Bond Lambert. He used his own money to upgrade the landing strips and build hangars, and promoted aviation as the future for St. Louis.He would sell it to the city for the same price he bought it at.The sale made Lambert Airport the first municipally owned airfield in the U.S.
Albert Bond Lambert (11- 6-1875 / 02-16-1931) Grew up in a wealthy family that owned Lambert Pharmaceuticals. After taking over the Company he created Listerine Mouth Wash. He also backed Charles Lindberg which put St. Louis on the Map. The St. Louis airport is named for him.