Biography of Eugene A. Dautell
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Eugene A. Dautell, the newly appointed general manager of the Toledo Cadillac Company, is exceptionally well qualified for this responsible position and during the period of his residence in this city he has made many stanch friends. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 29, 1879, of the marriage of Frank and Katherine (Dautell) Dautell, the former of whom died when the subject of this review was very young The mother still resides in the Quaker city.

In the public schools of Philadelphia Eugene A. Dautell acquired his education and he afterward served an apprenticeship to the mechanic's trade, having a natural predilection for work of that character. For a time he was connected with the manufacture and sale of gas meters but later became identified with the theatrical profession, displaying considerable ability as an actor. As a member of dramatic organizations he toured the United. States, Canada and Mexico, winning favorable notices from the press and appreciation from the public, and for a number of years he continued in the profession. Subsequently he decided to return to business pursuits and in 1913 came to Toledo, securing a position as salesman with the Campbell Motor Car Company. Later he joined the Cadillac Company in a similar capacity and recognition of his ability on the part of his employers led to his appointment as general manager of the Toledo Cadillac Company, on the 12th of July, 1922. He is energetic, aggressive and determined and it is his ambition to build up the sales organization of the Cadillac, both in Toledo and the out of town territory under his charge He is an expert mechanic and salesman and the company is fortunate in securing the services of a man of his efficiency and worth.

At Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 22d of November, 1916, Mr. Dautell was united in marriage to Miss Pearl Read and they have become the parents of three children: Betty Jane, who was born in 1918; Phyllis Read, born in 1919; and Eugene A., Jr., whose birth occurred in 1920. Mr. Dautell gives his political support to the republican party, because he believes that its principles will best conserve the interests of good government. His public spirit is denoted by his connection with the Toledo Chamber of Commerce and he is also a member of the Inverness Club and the Toledo Club. He is very thorough in everything that he does, never undertaking a task unless he deems it worthy of his best efforts, and the position which he now occupies has been won through merit and ability.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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