Dodge, Joseph M. (Joseph Morrell), 1890-1964

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Joseph Morrell Dodge (1890-1964) banking executive and government official, was born in Detroit, Michigan. From 1917 to 1932, Dodge was vice-president and general manager of the Thomas J. Doyle Company, an automotive concern, and in 1933 he began a twenty-year presidency of the Detroit Bank. In 1947 and 1948 he was president of the American Bankers Association. In 1941 Dodge was director of a headquarters staff division of Army Service Forces. In 1942 Dodge's government career began when he was a price adjuster for the Army Air Force's Price Adjustment Board for the Central Procurement District, making sure that the government did not pay excessive prices to private contractors. In September 1943 he became chairman of the War Department's Price Adjustment Board in Washington; and by October he was chairman of the Joint Price Adjustment Board and the War Contracts Price Adjustment Board, with broad powers to settle problems previously under the jurisdiction of six separate federal agencies. At the end of the war, during 1945-1946, Dodge served under General Dwight D. Eisenhower as financial adviser of the Office of Military Government in Berlin and later as finance director for American forces in Germany under General Lucius D. Clay. For this work Dodge was awarded the Medal for Merit in 1946.

From the description of Dodge, Joseph M. (Joseph Morrell), 1890-1964 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574123

President, Detroit Bank; formed National Bank of Detroit; president and director of Detroit Savings Bank (now Detroit Bank and Trust); chief, U.S. Delegation to Austrian Treaty Commission, 1947; member, U.S. Delegation, Council of Foreign Ministers, England (Nov-Dec,1947); director, Finance Division, Office of Military Government, Germany, 1945-1946; financial consultant to Occupation in Japan, 1944-1952; director, Bureau of the Budget, 1953-1954; chairman, War Department Price Adjustment Board; chairman, War Contracts-Price Adjustment board; director, Renegotiation Division.

From the description of Correspondence and papers of Joseph Morrell Dodge, 1913-1964. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 52136425

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Role Title Holding Repository
Joseph M. Dodge Papers Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Robert B. Anderson Papers. 1933 - 1989. Photographs Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Dodge, Joseph M. (Joseph Morrell), 1890-1964. Correspondence and papers of Joseph Morrell Dodge, 1913-1964. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Herbert Brownell Jr. Additional Papers. 1897 - 1996. Photographs Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1935-1954. Houghton Library
referencedIn Arthur F. Burns Papers. 1928 - 1969. Personal Papers Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers, 1916-1966 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Joseph M. Dodge Papers. 1952 - 1964. Personal Papers Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
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correspondedWith Cisler, Walker L. (Walker Lee), 1897-1994 person
correspondedWith Clark, Mark W. (Mark Wayne), 1896-1984 person
correspondedWith Cohen, Jerome Bernard, 1915- person
associatedWith Detroit Bank. corporateBody
associatedWith Detroit Bank and Trust. corporateBody
associatedWith Detroit Savings Bank. corporateBody
associatedWith Doyle Auto Agency. corporateBody
correspondedWith Draper, William H. (William Henry), 1894-1974 person
correspondedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 person
correspondedWith Fisher, Lawrence P. (Lawrence Peter), 1888-1961 person
correspondedWith Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 person
associatedWith Germany (West). Office of Military Government. Finance division. corporateBody
correspondedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909- person
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
correspondedWith Ichimada, Hisato, 1893- person
correspondedWith Ikeda, Hayato, 1899-1965 person
associatedWith International Olympic Committee. corporateBody
correspondedWith Kanō, Hisaakira, b. 1886 person
associatedWith Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961 person
associatedWith Lichtenstein, Walter, 1880-1964 person
correspondedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 person
correspondedWith Martin, William McChesney person
associatedWith National Bank of Detroit. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pace, Frank, 1912-1988 person
associatedWith Penn Heat Control Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ridgeway, Matthew B. person
correspondedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 person
correspondedWith Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994 person
correspondedWith Shoup, Carl S. (Carl Sumner), 1902-2000 person
correspondedWith Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985 person
correspondedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
correspondedWith Tsushima, Hōtō, b. 1888 person
associatedWith United States. Delegation to Austrian Treaty Commission. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Detroit (Mich.)
Banks and banking
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1890-11-18

Death 1964-12-12




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