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Joseph Edward Sheedy

manufacturing executive.

Joseph Edward Sheedy, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Commander Order of Crown of Roumania. Club: Lotos (New York City).


Sheedy, Joseph Edward was born on April 17, 1881 in Pembroke, Maine, United States. Son of John E. and Matilda (McIsaac) Sheedy.


Graduate Massachusetts Nautical School, 1898.


1 daughter, Joanne Elsie. Successively as 3d Lieutenant, Second lieutenant and engineer United States Coast Guard, 1903-1910. Assistant manager Inter Island Steam Navigation Company, Honolulu, 1910-1915.

Assistant general manager Seattle Construction Dry Dock Company, 1916-1918. General manager Seattle N. Pacific Shipbuilding Company, 1918-1919. Assistant to president Downey Shipbuilding Corporation, New York City, 1919-1920, general manager, 1921.

European manager United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1921-1922. Vice president in charge operations United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1922-1924, also trustee. Vice president in charge European affairs, 1924-1927.

Vice president Montauck Beach Development Corporation, New York, 1927-1928. President United States Lines Operations (ocean transportation), 1928-1931. Consultant on shipping and foreign trade, since 1932.


Club: Lotos (New York City).


Married Ella Burnham, July 20, 1907 (divorced).; married second, Anne Bertner, April. Children: Burnham, Betsy Kirby (deceased), Nancy Burnham.

John E. Sheedy

Matilda (McIsaac) Sheedy

Ella Burnham

Anne Bertner

Burnham Sheedy

Betsy Kirby Sheedy (deceased)

Nancy Burnham Sheedy