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Floyd Desoto Akers

automotive executive.

Floyd Desoto Akers, automotive executive. Award, 1944. Served with Air Corps, United States Army, 1918; Member of the National Memorial Stadium Commission, National Symphony Orchestra Association.; Mason (32 degree, Shriner, Jester).

Background

Akers, Floyd Desoto was born on July 3, 1895 in near Wabash Indiana. Son of Orange S. and Dilla (Bridges) Akers.

Education

Student Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Michigan, 1917.

Career

Secretary-treasurer Columbia Asphalt Paving Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1917. Manager Service Motor Truck Company Chicago branch, 1919-1921. Assistant branch manager General Motors Acceptance Corporation, New York City, 1922.

Sales representative Cadillac Motor Car Company, Detroit, 1923-1929, regional manager, 1929-1934. President Capitol Cadillac-Oldsmobile Company, Washington, since 1934. President Akers Oldsmobile-Cadillac Company, Alexandria, Virginia, Suburban Cadillac-Oldsmobile Company, Bethesda, Maryland., Capitol Parisian Motors, Inc., Washington.

Director, member Executive Committee American Security & Trust Company. Special ambassador inaugural ceremonies President P.I., 1957.

Membership

Served with Air Corps, United States Army, 1918. Member of the National Memorial Stadium Commission, National Symphony Orchestra Association. Mason (32 degree, Shriner, Jester).

Clubs: Burning Tree (director, Washington).

Connections

Married Irma Wolf, January 21, 1925. Children: Shirley (Mistress.

father:
Orange S. Akers

mother:
Dilla (Bridges) Akers

spouse:
Irma Wolf

child:
Shirley (Mrs Akers