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Walter Alden Edwards, American corporation executive. Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945.

Background

Edwards, Walter Alden was born on March 15, 1913 in Logansport, Indiana, United States. Son of Edwin Jathan and Edna Mae (DeWitt) Edwards.

Education

Student Purdue University, 1931-1932. Bachelor of Science, Indiana U., 1937.

Career

Assistant to executive vice president Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, 1937-1942, sales executive, 1945-1950. Manager government-industry relations department Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Toledo, 1950-1953, Washington representative, 1954-1958. Deputy director containers and packaging div., special assistant to director Non Performing Asset, also assistant administrator Business and Defense Services Administration, unites states department Commerce, 1953-1954, deputy assistant secretary commerce for domestic affairs, 1958-1961, assistant secretary of commerce, 1961.

Executive Chrysler Corporation, Washington, from 1961.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Clubs: University (Chicago).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Knowlson, July 17, 1943. Children: DeWitt, Timothy.

father:
Edwin Jathan Edwards

mother:
Edna Mae (DeWitt) Edwards

spouse:
Elizabeth Knowlson

children:
DeWitt Edwards

Timothy Edwards