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elevator company manufacturing executive

Ralph Albert Weller was American elevator company manufacturing executive. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1942-1946. Member Council on Foreign Relations Clubs: Olympic (San Francisco); Sky (New York City); Blind Brook (Port Chester, New York ).

Background

Weller, Ralph Albert was born on September 8, 1921 in Cleveland. Son of Ralph A. and Aileen (Fitzpatrick) Weller.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Virginia Military Institute, 1942. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1947.

Career

During his tenure at the helm of Otis, Weller gained prominence as a business statesman/trade expansionist through his leadership in various programs sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) International Economic Affairs Committee. For example, in November 1974 Weller co-chaired the NAM's Industrial Mission to the Mid-East- The project mission visited Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Algeria- with twelve chief executives representing a diverse cross-section of US industrial and agricultural corporations. The mission's findings were published by NAM and helped strengthen US business presence in the region through expanded trade and investment He was president of Otis when United Technologies waged a stock buyout in 1975.

Politics

His political views and activism landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents.

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps, 1942-1946. Member Council on Foreign Relations Clubs: Olympic (San Francisco). Sky (New York City); Blind Brook (Port Chester, New York ).

Connections

Married Martha Early, October 10, 1950 (divorced). Children: Michael F., John A., Robert O.

father:
Ralph A. Weller

mother:
Aileen (Fitzpatrick) Weller

spouse:
Martha Early

child:
Michael F. Weller

child:
John A. Weller

child:
Robert O. Weller