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Samuel Morse Felton

Samuel Morse Felton, American transportation executive. Awarded Purple heart. Meritorious Service citation, Chevalier de l’Etoile Noire.


  • Felton, Samuel Morse was born on February 9, 1893 in Cincinnati. Son of Samuel Morse and Dorathea (Hamilton) Felton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1916.


    • Engineer J. G. White Management Corporation, New York City, 1916-1917. Manager Oil-Shale div., assistant general manager, Minneapolis, and general manager, New York City, Pure Oil Corporation, 1920-1926. District manager White Motor Truck Company, Philadelphia, 1926-1936.

      General sales manager railway div., Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company, 1936-1945. President, director American Ry Car Institute, New York City, 1946-1950, president, chief Executive officer Shippers’ Car Line Corporation, 1950-1955, now director, member Executive Committee. President American Car and Foundry div.

      American Car and Foundry Industries, Inc., 1955-1957.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Transportation Council, Department Commerce since 1953.; Member Military Petroleum Advisory Board A.S.M.E., Pan American Railway Congress Association (chairman industrial advising committee), American Petroleum Institute, National Petroleum Association, Colonial Society Pennsylvania, S.R., Society War 1812. Newcomen Society Republican.

    Clubs: Chicago (Chicago).


    • Married Louise Merion Garaghty, October 23, 1920. Children: Barbara Louise (Mistress.
    • father: Samuel Morse Felton
    • mother: Dorathea (Hamilton) Felton
    • spouse: Louise Merion Garaghty
    • child: Barbara Louise (Mrs Felton
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    Born February 9, 1893
    Died December, 1971
    (aged 78)