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Walter Otis Pennell

electrical engineer

Walter Otis Pennell, American electrical engineer. Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1939-1940; Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering; member Mathematics Association America, Order Founders and Patriots of America, N.H. Seacoast Regional Development Association (director).; Club: Exeter Country.

Background

Pennell, Walter Otis was born on January 13, 1875 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Robert Franklin and Martha Morgan (Otis) Pennell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1896.

Career

1 daughter, Martha. Teacher electrical engineering Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, 1896-1898. Assistant engineer Bell Telephone Сompany of Philadelphia, 1898-1902. Engineer American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Boston, 1902-1903.

Chief engineer Missouri & Kansas Telephone Сompany, Kansas City, Missoury, 1903-1912. Building and equipment engineer, 1912-1916, acting chief engineer, 1916-1917, chief engineer, 1918-1936, Southwestern Bell Telephone System, St. Louis. Retired, 1936. Planned and supervised erection of telephone plants in many states of the Union.

Originator of several patents of widely-used telephone devices.

Works

  • Author of papers on engineering and mathematics.

Membership

Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1939-1940. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering. Member Mathematics Association America, Order Founders and Patriots of America, N.H. Seacoast Regional Development Association (director).

Club: Exeter Country.

Connections

Married Sarah M. Corson, of Philadelphia, June 8, 1903.; married second, Elizabeth H. Kimball, of Exeter, N.H., July 11, 1936. Children: Dorothy, Ford.

father:
Robert Franklin Pennell

mother:
Martha Morgan (Otis) Pennell

spouses:
Sarah M. Corson

Elizabeth H. Kimball

children:
Dorothy Pennell

Ford Pennell