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Floyd Desoto Akers

Floyd Desoto Akers, automotive executive. Award, 1944. Served with Air Corps, United States Army, 1918; Member of the National Memorial Stadium Commission, National Symphony Orchestra Association.; Mason (32 degree, Shriner, Jester).

Background

  • Akers, Floyd Desoto was born on July 3, 1895 in near Wabash Indiana. Son of Orange S. and Dilla (Bridges) Akers.

  • Education

    • Student Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Michigan, 1917.

    Career

    • Secretary-treasurer Columbia Asphalt Paving Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1917. Manager Service Motor Truck Company Chicago branch, 1919-1921. Assistant branch manager General Motors Acceptance Corporation, New York City, 1922.

      Sales representative Cadillac Motor Car Company, Detroit, 1923-1929, regional manager, 1929-1934. President Capitol Cadillac-Oldsmobile Company, Washington, since 1934. President Akers Oldsmobile-Cadillac Company, Alexandria, Virginia, Suburban Cadillac-Oldsmobile Company, Bethesda, Maryland., Capitol Parisian Motors, Inc., Washington.

      Director, member Executive Committee American Security & Trust Company. Special ambassador inaugural ceremonies President P.I., 1957.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Served with Air Corps, United States Army, 1918. Member of the National Memorial Stadium Commission, National Symphony Orchestra Association. Mason (32 degree, Shriner, Jester).

    Clubs: Burning Tree (director, Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Irma Wolf, January 21, 1925. Children: Shirley (Mistress.
    • father: Orange S. Akers
    • mother: Dilla (Bridges) Akers
    • spouse: Irma Wolf
    • child: Shirley (Mrs Akers
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    Born July 3, 1895
    Died November 22, 1978
    (aged 83)

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