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Joseph Edward Otis

Joseph Edward Otis, American automotive executive. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon.


  • Otis, Joseph Edward was born on November 19, 1892 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph Edward and Emily Palmer (Webster) Otis.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, St. Paul’s School, Concord. N.H., 1907-1912; Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1916.


    • 2 sons, Webster, Peter. Engineer, Union Carbide Company, 1916-1920. With Belden Manufacturing Company, 1920-1921.

      Organizer, 1921, Inland Metal Products Corporation. Vice-president and general manager Alemite Corporation, 1923-1933. President Stewart-Warner Corporation, 1933-1939.

      President Dodge Manufacturing Corporation, 1939, retired as chairman 1960, director. Director Dodge Manufacturing Company, Mishawaka, Indiana, Aro Equipment Company, Bryan, O.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Delta Kappa Epsilon. Clubs: Commercial, Commonwealth, Racquet.


    • Married Louise Wood Meadowcroft, October 6, 1917 (died September, 1930).; married second, Grace E. Quinlan, January 1932. Children: Anne Louise, Joseph Edward III (killed in action, R.C.A.F., Malta, July 1942).
    • father: Joseph Edward Otis
    • mother: Emily Palmer (Webster) Otis
    • spouses: Louise Wood Meadowcroft
    • Grace E. Quinlan
    • children: Anne Louise Otis
    • Joseph Edward III (killed in action Otis
    • R.C.A.F. Otis
    • Malta Otis
    • July 1942) Otis
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    Born November 19, 1892
    Died February 5, 1963
    (aged 70)