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Harold E. Talbott

industrialist , air force. , ex-sec

Harold E. Talbott, industrialist, ex-sec, air force. Recipient Medaille de L’Aeronautique (France), 1953; Cruz Perfuana de Aviacion (Peru), 1953. Served as major Airplane Service, 1918. Eastern chairman Republican Finance Committee, 1934, chairman for Metropolitan New York, chairman Republican nat. finance committee, 1948-1949.; Member Air Force Aid Society (patron and life.

Background

Talbott, Harold E. was born on March 31, 1888 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Harry Elstner and Katharine H. (Houk) Talbott.

Education

Preparatory education The Hill School. Student Yale University, 1907-1909. Doctor of Laws, Hobart & William Smith Colleges.

Career

Manager The H. E. Talbott Company, 1911-1920, in charge of hydro-electrical dvlpmnt. and industrial construction. Vice president, general manager Dayton Metal Products Company, 1914-1920. President Dayton Wright Airplane Company, 1916-1920.

Dayton Wright Company, 1919-1923. Chairman of the Board Standard Packaging Corporation, 1931-1952, North American Aviation Company, 1931-1932. Chairman of the Board Talbott Corporation, since 1955.

Director Mead Corporation, Old Town Corporation Director aircraft production War Production Board, 1942-1943. Secretary of Air Force, 1953-1955.

Membership

Served as major Airplane Service, 1918. Eastern chairman Republican Finance Committee, 1934, chairman for Metropolitan New York, chairman Republican nat. finance committee, 1948-1949. Member Air Force Aid Society (patron and life.

Clubs: Burning Tree, Chevy Chase, Capitol Hill. 1925 F Street (Washington).

Connections

Married Margaret Thayer, August 11, 1925. Children: Margaret T., Pauline, John Thayer, Harold E. III. Vice president.

father:
Harry Elstner Talbott

mother:
Katharine H. (Houk) Talbott

spouse:
Margaret Thayer

children:
Margaret T. Talbott

Pauline Talbott

John Thayer Talbott

Harold E. III. Vice president Talbott