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Edwin Joseph Putzell,, American lawyer, mayor. Bar: New York 1939, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1945, Missouri 1947.


Putzell,, Edwin Joseph was born on September 29, 1913 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Edwin Joseph and Celeste (Joseph) Putzell.


AB, Tulane University, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1938.


Attorney, Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Lumbard, New York City and Washington, 1937-1942;assistant director, Executive officer, Office of Strategic Superior vena cava syndrome, 1942-1945;assistant treasurer, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1945-1946;assistant secretary, attorney, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1946-1951;secretary, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1951-1977;director law department, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1953-1968;vice president, general counsel, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1963-1977;partner, Coburn, Croft, Shepherd, Herzog & Putzell, St. Louis, 1977-1979;of counsel, Coburn, Croft & Putzell, St. Louis, 1979-1996;mayor, City of Naples, Florida, 1986-1990;of counsel, Thompson & Coburn, St. Louis, since 1996.


  • Bar: New York 1939, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1945, Missouri 1947.


Director St. Louis Symphony Society, 1955—1969. President The Conservancy, Inc., 1981—1985, chairman board directors, 1984—1985. President Social Planning Council, St. Louis, 1954—1957.

Vice chairman Westminster College, 1976—1979. Chairman Station KETC-television, St. Louis, 1977—1979. Trustee St. Luke's Hospital, 1973—1979.

President Hospice of Naples (Florida) Community Foundation, Collier County., from 2002. Board directors The Moorings, Inc., Florida, Collier/Naplescape, Inc., Greater Naples Civic Association, Naples Botanical Garden. Vice chairman St. Louis County Board Police Commissioners, 1964—1972.

Big Cypress Basin board S. Florida Water Management District, 1985—1986. Chairman Naples Airport Authority, 1979—1983, 1993—1997. Member of American Bar Association, Association General Counsel, American Society Corporation Secretaries (president 1968-1969), St. Louis Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Naples Area Chamber of Commerce, Naples Yacht Club, Bogey Club, Forum Club (vice president 1998—2000, president since 2002), Port Royal Golf Club, Hole in the Wall Golf Club, Delta Sigma Phi, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Dorothy Corcoran Waters, August 5, 1967. Children from previous marriage: Cynthia Putzell Reidy, Edwin Joseph, III.

Edwin Joseph Putzell

Celeste (Joseph) Putzell

Dorothy Corcoran Waters

Cynthia Putzell Reidy Putzell

Edwin Joseph III Putzell