Albert Tavani was a Director of Division of Airports of the State Department of Transportation. He retired in 1977, after serving as a fighter pilot in World War II and as state aeronautics chief for thirty-one years. He was instrumental in the upgrading of Greene airport into a prime regional terminal and the establishment of satellite fields in Newport, Westerly, Block Island, North-Smithfield-Lincoln, and Quonset Point.
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