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Joseph Edward Sheedy

Joseph Edward Sheedy, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Commander Order of Crown of Roumania. Club: Lotos (New York City).


  • Sheedy, Joseph Edward was born on April 17, 1881 in Pembroke, Maine, United States. Son of John E. and Matilda (McIsaac) Sheedy.

  • Education

    • Graduate Massachusetts Nautical School, 1898.


    • 1 daughter, Joanne Elsie. Successively as 3d Lieutenant, Second lieutenant and engineer United States Coast Guard, 1903-1910. Assistant manager Inter Island Steam Navigation Company, Honolulu, 1910-1915.

      Assistant general manager Seattle Construction Dry Dock Company, 1916-1918. General manager Seattle N. Pacific Shipbuilding Company, 1918-1919. Assistant to president Downey Shipbuilding Corporation, New York City, 1919-1920, general manager, 1921.

      European manager United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1921-1922. Vice president in charge operations United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1922-1924, also trustee. Vice president in charge European affairs, 1924-1927.

      Vice president Montauck Beach Development Corporation, New York, 1927-1928. President United States Lines Operations (ocean transportation), 1928-1931. Consultant on shipping and foreign trade, since 1932.


    Club: Lotos (New York City).


    • Married Ella Burnham, July 20, 1907 (divorced).; married second, Anne Bertner, April. Children: Burnham, Betsy Kirby (deceased), Nancy Burnham.
    • father: John E. Sheedy
    • mother: Matilda (McIsaac) Sheedy
    • spouses: Ella Burnham
    • Anne Bertner
    • children: Burnham Sheedy
    • Betsy Kirby Sheedy (deceased)
    • Nancy Burnham Sheedy
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    Born April 17, 1881
    Died January 24, 1955
    (aged 73)