Party affiliation: Republican
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.
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.