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Ludwig Otto

Ludwig Otto, American publisher, educator, consultant, evangelist. Ordained minister, Baptist Church, 1975.


  • Otto, Ludwig was born on March 15, 1934 in New York City. Son of Ludwig and Anna V. (Messina) Otto.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, Blackstone School, 1958. Bachelor, City University of New York, 1975. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1978.

      Doctor of Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, American University, 1996. Master in English, University Dallas, 2001.

      Modern Language Association, Southern Methodist University, 2002.


    • Director customer service NCR, various locations, 1956—1963. Public, Chief Executive Officer Franklin Publication Company, Arlington, Texas, since 1958. Manager computer division Honeywell, Houston, 1964—1966.

      President University Computer Sciences, 1966—1974. Pastor, evangelist Southern Baptist Association, 1971—1987. Chair, arts and science division Paul Quinn College, 1992—1998.

      Professor English Tarrant County College, Texas, since 1994. Chief Executive Officer Franklin Global Services, 2001. Senior consultant Ludwig Otto Assocs./Consultants.

      Executive director National Ethics Institute, since 1992, president. Member adjunct faculty El Centro College, Collin County Community College, Northlake College, Irvine, Texas, University Texas, Arlington, Mountain View College, Dallas. Vice president Paul Quinn Community Development corporation.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Franklin Development Corporation, since 1966. Professor literature DeVry Institute of Technology, Tarrant County College, Columbia College, Concordia University. Senior partner Franklin Educational Travel.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained minister, Baptist Church, 1975.


    • Author: Introduction to Computer Math, 1967, 69, Training Church Members, 1980, How to Protect Your Children, 1982, Critical Thinking Strategies, 1993, Reading for Speed and Comprehension, 1993, Plato in New York, Born Poor in the United States of America. Public monthly newspaper Your Opinion Counts, 1997. Host radio program Your Opinion Counts, 1997.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Second lieutenant United States Army, 1950-1953. Member North Texas Alumni Association of City College of New York (president since 1993), Tarrant County College Faculty Association (senator 2005-2007, president 2006-2008), University Texas National England Honor Association (president 1993-1995), Prometheus International (president), Sigma Tau Delta.


    • Married Sara S. Sheffield, April 18, 1966 (divorced 1987). Children: Molly, Ryan, Matthew, Katherine. Married Maxine Z. Knight, September 1, 1991.

      Children: David, Jeffrey.
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    Born March 15, 1934
    • 1958
      Blackstone School
    • 1975
      City University of New York
    • 1978
      Southwestern Baptist Seminary
    • 1980
      Southwestern Baptist Seminary
    • 1996
      American University
    • 2001
      University Dallas
    • 2002
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1956 - 1963
      Director, customer service NCR
    • 1964 - 1966
      manager, computer division Honeywell
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1966 - 1974
      president, University Computer Sciences
    • 1971 - 1987
    • 1992 - 1998
    • 1994
      professor, English Tarrant County College
      Texas, United States
    • 2001
      Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Global Services
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