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 Edward A. Deeds

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Edward A. Deeds

  • Birth 12 Mar 1874 Licking County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 1 Jul 1960 Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 4451

Inventor. After graduating from Dension University in 1897, he relocated to Dayton, Ohio and became chief engineer of the Thresher Company. Working on prototype electric motors, he hired Charles F. Kettering and they revolutionized the register business and established National Cash Register in 1903. Together they aslo were innovators in automotive technology, formulating original units of electric starters and ignition sets for automobiles at the Delco Company. In 1914, Deeds was appointed Chief of Aircraft Production in Washington D.C. and he expanded the manufacture of airplane parts and engines. In 1917, he joined the US Army with the rank of Colonel and was responsible for military aircraft production of the DeHavilland DH-4, the only American built bomber to see action in World War I. He also was one of the members of the Dayton Astronomical Society, the first formally organized group of amateur astronomers in Ohio, founded in 1918. After the war, he was instrumental in reorganizing over 100 Cuban sugar companies into General Sugar Company, was chairman until 1946 and the was President of National Cash Register until his retirement in 1957.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4451
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward A. Deeds (12 Mar 1874–1 Jul 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4451, citing Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .