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Ernest Martin Wallis, German marketing executive. Decorated Bronze Star, American Service medal, European, African, Middle Eastern Service medal with 4 stars, World World War II Victory Medal.


Wallis, Ernest Martin was born on August 7, 1921 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Alfred and Janina (Abarbanel) Wallis.


Brought to the United States, 1936, naturalized, 1942. Student Heinrich Herz Real Gymnasium, Hamburg, 1936. Graduate Holderness School, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 1937.

Bachelor of Arts, College City of New York, 1941.


Manager, Specialty Importing Company, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946-1948. Vice president Embo Casual Footwear Corporation, Boston, 1948-1963. President Marlboro Footwear Company, 1963-1965.

Regional sales manager Eversharp Pen Company, 1965-1968. President Wallis Sales Inc., Miami, Florida. Vice president marketing C.M.I. Automotive, Hialeah, Florida, since 1989.

Treasurer, Parents of Blind Children, Inc. Chairman shoe division Boston Evening Clinic and Hospital. Delegate Massachusetts Council Organizations for the Blind, Boston.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Boston Light.


Served as technician 5th grade, 267th Field Artillery Battalion, Army of the United States, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Boston Power Squadron (director lieutenant Commander, public relations officer), Dale Carnegie International (vice president Boston chapter), 210 Associate (Boston), American Institute of Management. Clubs: Pleasant Park Yacht, Newton Yacht, Ocean Reef (Key Largo, Florida), Racquet (Harbor Island, Florida).


Married Joan Oettinger, January 13, 1947. Children– Jeffrey Allan, David Andrew, Deborah Joy.

Alfred Wallis

Janina (Abarbanel) Wallis

Joan Oettinger

Jeffrey Allan Wallis

David Andrew Wallis

Deborah Joy Wallis