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Corporation executive

Otto Lucien Spaeth, American corporation executive. Recipient Friedsdam award and medal, Architectural League New York, 1958.


Spaeth, Otto Lucien was born on January 7, 1897 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of Anton and Clara (Melchiors) Spaeth.


Student parochial schools, St. Francis College, Quincy, Illinois, 1911-1914. Honorary Doctor of Laws, St. Vincent College, 1953.


Bank clerk and auto-tractor salesman, 1915-1918. President Premier Distributing Company, St. Louis, 1923-1935, Dayton Tool & Engineering Company, Dayton, O., 1935-1946, Otto L. Spaeth, Inc., Dayton, O., 1940-1946. Chairman of the Board Meta-Mold Aluminum Company, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, 1952-1954, Metal-Mold Magnesium Corporation 1952-1954.


Member War Manpower Commission, Dayton 1940-1946. Delaware 1st Congress of Worlds Catholic Artists, Rome, 1951. Former vice president Whitney Museum American Art.

President Spaeth Foundation. Served with United States Army Reserve, 1919-1923. Member National Conference Christians and Jews, Americans for Democratic Action (past.


Married Eloise O’Mara, October 4, 1923. Children: Marna (Mistress Gregory H. Doherty), Deborah (Mistress Frank Shakespere), Otto Lucien, Mary Louise.

Anton Spaeth

Clara (Melchiors) Spaeth

Eloise O’Mara

Otto Lucien Spaeth

Deborah Spaeth (Mistress Frank Shakespere)

Marna Spaeth (Mistress Gregory H. Doherty)

Mary Louise Spaeth