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Joel Ellis Harrell

communications executive , director companies

Joel Ellis Harrell, American communications executive, director companies. Member corporation Massachusetts Memorial Hospital; member Executive Committee Associate Industries of Massachusetts; Member Bostonian Society.


Harrell, Joel Ellis was born on October 12, 1891 in Marshville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Oliver Perry and Mary Adeline (Marsh) Harrell.


Student Riverside Military Academy. Bachelor of Science, University of Georgia, 1913. Doctor of Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1951.


Apprentice American Telephone & Telegraph Company. New York City, 1913-1915. District superintendent various cities, 1915-1924.

Div. traffic superintendent New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1925-1927. General traffic manager, Boston, Massachusetts, 1928-1929, general commercial manager, 1930-1935. Assistant to president, 1935-1936, vice president, 1936-1944, president, 1944-1956, director, from 1938, Chairman of the Board, 1956, retired.

Director, chairman auditing committee Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Director G. F. Wright Steel & Wire Company, Worcester, Massachusetts.


Member corporation Massachusetts Memorial Hospital. Member Executive Committee Associate Industries of Massachusetts. Member Bostonian Society.

Clubs: Union (Boston).


Married Millicent W. Croke, May 24, 1941.

Oliver Perry Harrell

Mary Adeline (Marsh) Harrell

Millicent W. Croke