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Edward D. Merrill Edit Profile

transportation executive.

Edward D. Merrill, American transportation executive.

Background

Merrill, Edward D. was born on December 11, 1885 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Son of Samuel Adams and Fanny Rainey (Hyde) Merrill.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Grinnell College, 1907. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1909.

Career

1 daughter, Florence (Mistress Richard B. Pilkinton). Assistant engineer U.P. R.R., 1909, later with light, power traction companies. Traffic engineer Chicago Motor Coach Company, 1924-1925.

President and general manager Washington Rapid Transit Company, 1926-1936. Vice-president and general manager Capital Transit Company, 1936-1937, president, and general manager, 1937-1947, president and Chairman of the Board, 1947-1951, retired 1951, director since 1936. Director Transit Research Corporation since 1940.

Director The Riggs National Bank of Washington.

Membership

Clubs: Roaary, Cosmos, Metropolitan (Washington).

Connections

Married Florence Southgate Hurst, September 20, 1916.

father:
Samuel Adams Merrill

mother:
Fanny Rainey (Hyde) Merrill

spouse:
Florence Southgate Hurst