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Paul O’Neal Canaday

Paul O’Neal Canaday, American utilities executive. Member Delta Tau Delta, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma (Arkansas Man of Year 1961).; Mason.


  • Canaday, Paul O’Neal was born on June 3, 1904 in Henry, Tennessee, United States. Son of Juris Doctor and Eliza E. (O’Neal) Canaday.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1926.


    • Head rate department manager eastern div. Tennessee Public Service Company, Knoxville, 1925-1938. President Ilolston River Electric Company, Rogersville, Tennessee, 1935-1938.

      Head electric rate department City of Knoxville, 1938. Budget analyst and sponsor, head department Ebasco Services Inc., New York City, 1938-1944. Vice president Electric Power & Light Corporation, New York City, 1944-1949, director, 1946-1949.

      Vice president Middle South Utilities, Inc., New York City, 1949-1958, director, 1950-1951, 1956-1958. Executive vice-president, director Arkansas Power & Light Company, Little Rock, 1958-1960, president, since 1960. Paul O. Canady permanent memorial nursing scholarship.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Delta Tau Delta, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma (Arkansas Man of Year 1961). Mason.; Clubs: Recess, Harbor View (New York City).


    • Married Mary I. Anderton, August 27, 1932. Children: Mary Jane, Betty Anne.
    • father: Juris Doctor Canaday
    • mother: Eliza E. (O’Neal) Canaday
    • spouse: Mary I. Anderton
    • children: Mary Jane Canaday
    • Betty Anne Canaday
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    Died March 10, 1962
    (aged 57)