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Joel Ellis Harrell

Joel Ellis Harrell, American communications executive, director companies. Member corporation Massachusetts Memorial Hospital; member Executive Committee Associate Industries of Massachusetts; Member Bostonian Society.


  • Harrell, Joel Ellis was born on October 12, 1891 in Marshville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Oliver Perry and Mary Adeline (Marsh) Harrell.

  • Education

    • Student Riverside Military Academy. Bachelor of Science, University of Georgia, 1913. Doctor of Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1951.


    • Apprentice American Telephone & Telegraph Company. New York City, 1913-1915. District superintendent various cities, 1915-1924.

      Div. traffic superintendent New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1925-1927. General traffic manager, Boston, Massachusetts, 1928-1929, general commercial manager, 1930-1935. Assistant to president, 1935-1936, vice president, 1936-1944, president, 1944-1956, director, from 1938, Chairman of the Board, 1956, retired.

      Director, chairman auditing committee Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Director G. F. Wright Steel & Wire Company, Worcester, Massachusetts.


    Member corporation Massachusetts Memorial Hospital. Member Executive Committee Associate Industries of Massachusetts. Member Bostonian Society.

    Clubs: Union (Boston).


    • Married Millicent W. Croke, May 24, 1941.
    • father: Oliver Perry Harrell
    • mother: Mary Adeline (Marsh) Harrell
    • spouse: Millicent W. Croke
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    Died April 6, 1968
    (aged 76)