Dorothy Martin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Dorothy Martin was born back in 1907 and adopted by a pastor, Albert Martin and his wife.  In the early 1920’s she took up flying in Syracuse, New York.  She flew her first solo flight in a Curtiss Jenny when she was 16.  She moved to Cicero, New York where she took a job in advertising with American Eagle Agency as New York states sales manager for Hayes Aviation.

She married Richard Lemon in 1937, moving to Florida and ran a flight school at Belvedere Field, later renamed Palm Beach International Airport. 

In 1940, she became the chair for the newly formed Florida chapter of the Ninety-Nines, a leading international organization for women pilots.  After WWII, she took up air racing, participating in the 1946 Halle Trophy Race.  She died in Caracas, Venezuela in 1986.

What you may not know about Dorothy “Dot” Lemon is that in the 1960’s she became the first woman president of the Institute of Navigation.

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Comments (16)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

She was a busy and ambitious woman! Impressive in the early 1900's!

May 20, 2021 03:17 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - her name does ring a bell so I must have heard about her before.

May 20, 2021 03:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What can I say, James... Dorothy was a brave and spunky lady! A terrific role model for girls and boys.

May 20, 2021 04:28 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

She soared high above the ground.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 20, 2021 04:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - "News-to-me".  Of course, most of the stories you share are previously unknown.  Learning experiences are a part of everyday life.  

May 20, 2021 04:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

May 20, 2021 04:54 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This is a really cool bio James Dray . I like Nina Hollander, Broker discription as "spunky". I had not heard that term for a spell ! 😄

May 20, 2021 05:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm hi Bob... I guess we're both sort of giving away our ages with those expressions!

May 20, 2021 05:06 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Like Dot's last name, ha, ha! Dot liked flying high and pursuing her passion. Enjoy your day!

May 20, 2021 05:28 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like she had quite an adventurous life!  I don't see myself ever flying a plane, haha.

May 20, 2021 06:21 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

She certainly knew what she wanted, went after it, and got it!

May 20, 2021 07:28 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

What a great story about Dorothy Martin.  I wonder if Amelia Earhart was her inspiration. A

May 20, 2021 07:46 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! Thank you for another very interesting biography today

May 20, 2021 07:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- now she was a remarkable and accomplished woman. 

May 20, 2021 10:25 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I did not know that Dorothy was the president of the Institute of navigation. Thank you for sharing James Dray 

May 20, 2021 01:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK James you keep proving to me every  day how little I know, first I had no idea of who she was nor of the organization she became president of:)Endre

May 20, 2021 11:12 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Dorothy Martin certainly led an adventurous life. No sitting around waiting for life to happen for this lady!

Oct 13, 2021 06:42 AM