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Walter Otis Pennell

Walter Otis Pennell, American electrical engineer. Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1939-1940; Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering; member Mathematics Association America, Order Founders and Patriots of America, N.H. Seacoast Regional Development Association (director).; Club: Exeter Country.

Background

  • Pennell, Walter Otis was born on January 13, 1875 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Robert Franklin and Martha Morgan (Otis) Pennell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1896.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Martha. Teacher electrical engineering Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, 1896-1898. Assistant engineer Bell Telephone Сompany of Philadelphia, 1898-1902. Engineer American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Boston, 1902-1903.

      Chief engineer Missouri & Kansas Telephone Сompany, Kansas City, Missoury, 1903-1912. Building and equipment engineer, 1912-1916, acting chief engineer, 1916-1917, chief engineer, 1918-1936, Southwestern Bell Telephone System, St. Louis. Retired, 1936. Planned and supervised erection of telephone plants in many states of the Union.

      Originator of several patents of widely-used telephone devices.

    Works

    • Author of papers on engineering and mathematics.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1939-1940. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering. Member Mathematics Association America, Order Founders and Patriots of America, N.H. Seacoast Regional Development Association (director).

    Club: Exeter Country.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah M. Corson, of Philadelphia, June 8, 1903.; married second, Elizabeth H. Kimball, of Exeter, N.H., July 11, 1936. Children: Dorothy, Ford.
    • father: Robert Franklin Pennell
    • mother: Martha Morgan (Otis) Pennell
    • spouses: Sarah M. Corson
    • Elizabeth H. Kimball
    • children: Dorothy Pennell
    • Ford Pennell
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