American entrepreneur who founded the Luscombe Aircraft company, which manufactured aircraft between 1930 and 1950.
He worked as an ambulance driver in France during World War I.
He pursued an advertising career in Iowa before learning to fly and manufacture aircraft.
He and his wife Eleanor had two children: a daughter who died as an infant and a son, James Luscombe, who established the Luscombe Engineering Company in 1954.
He and his contemporary, fellow American entrepreneur Allan Loughead, both founded aircraft manufacturing companies.