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Josiah Kirby Lilly, American corporation executive. Served as captain Medical Supply Service, Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1919.; Member American Pharmaceutical Association, Military Order Foreign Wars United States, Loyal Legion, Bibliographical Society American, National Society Autograph Collectors, Art Association Indianapolis, Chi Psi.

Background

Lilly, Josiah Kirby was born on September 25, 1893 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Josiah Kirby and Lilly (Ridgley) Lilly.

Education

Student Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1910-1912. Ph.C., University of Michigan, 1914.

Career

Director efficiency div. Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, 1914-1917, director, since 1916, management group, 1919-1923, vice president, 1923-1944 executive vice president, 1944-1948, president, 1948-1953, Chairman, Board Of Directors, since 1961. President Lilly Endowment, since 1948, director, since 1937.

Membership

Served as captain Medical Supply Service, Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1919. Member American Pharmaceutical Association, Military Order Foreign Wars United States, Loyal Legion, Bibliographical Society American, National Society Autograph Collectors, Art Association Indianapolis, Chi Psi. Clubs: Indianapolis Athletic, Columbia (Indianapolis).

Connections

Married Ruth Marie Brinkmeyer, October 15, 1914. Children: Josiah Kirby III, Ruth (Mistress.

father:
Josiah Kirby Lilly

mother:
Lilly (Ridgley) Lilly

spouse:
Ruth Marie Brinkmeyer

child:
Josiah Kirby III Lilly

child:
Ruth (Mrs Lilly