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Edward N. Cole

Edward N. Cole, American automobile manufacturer company executive. Member Society Automotive Engineers, National Indusl. Pollution Control Council, National Academy Engineering (treasurer), American Society Metals (distinguished life.

Background

  • Cole, Edward N. was born on September 17, 1909 in Marne, Michigan, United States. Son of Franklin Benjamin and Lucy Catherine (Blasen) Cole.

  • Education

    • Student Grand Rapids Junior College, 1927-1929. Bachelor of Science, General Motors Institute, Flint, Michigan, 1933. Doctor of Engineering, Lawrence Institute Technology.

      Doctor of Science, Wayne State University. Doctor of Engineering, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Widener College. Doctor of Laws, Akron U., Eastern Michigan U.

      Doctor Public Service, Detroit Institute Technology, 1973.

    Career

    • With General Motors Corporation, Detroit, 1933-1977, beginning as laboratory assistant Cadillac Motor Car div., successively laboratory technician, technician and designer, engineer, chief design engineer, ordnance equipment, assistant chief engineer, chief engineer, works manager, plant manager Cadillac-Cleveland Tank plant, chief engineer and general manager Chevrolet Motor div., Detroit, group vice president charge Car and Truck divisions General Motors, then executive vice president corporation charge operations staff, 1965-1967, president, chief operating officer, 1967-1974, retired, 1974, past member 6 policy groups, also chairman of the executive and administration coms. Chairman International Husky, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1974-1977. Director Consumers Power Company, Rocket Research Corporation, Bank Commonwealth, American Seating Company Director, past president Detroit Area council Boy Scouts American.

      President of the board directors, chairman Detroit United Foundation. Trustee Michigan Heart Association, Detroit Grace Hospital, Detroit Institute Technology, Siena Heights College, Mayo Foundation, Environmental Research Institute Michigan. Governor United Way American.

      Chairman General Motors Institute, 1962-1965.

    Membership

    Member Society Automotive Engineers, National Indusl. Pollution Control Council, National Academy Engineering (treasurer), American Society Metals (distinguished life. Clubs: Detroit Athletic, Recess, Economic (Detroit).

    Connections

    • Married Dollie Ann McVey, December 11, 1964. Children: Anne Murray, Robert Michael Joseph, Edward N.
    • father: Franklin Benjamin Cole
    • mother: Lucy Catherine (Blasen) Cole
    • spouse: Dollie Ann McVey
    • children: Anne Murray Cole
    • Robert Michael Joseph Cole
    • Edward N Cole
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    Born September 17, 1909
    Died March 2, 1977
    (aged 67)
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