American pilot who broke aviator speed records and was known in the 1920s and 1930s as the fastest airman in the world.
He served in the Army.
He become a well known figure at the time, and for his saying, "Don't send it by mail... send it by Hawks."
His first wife was Newell Lane. After his divorce from Lane, he married Edith Bowie Hawks.
Hawks was friends with pilot Jimmy Doolittle.