By Steve Staub (Staub Manufacturing Solutions)
Today we induct Col. Edward Deeds into the MadeInDaytonBLOG.com Hall of Fame. Col. Deeds was a brilliant man who was behind the scenes for many of the larger-than-life success stories here in the Miami Valley. From improving the ignition system and inventing the electric starter to heading up wartime aircraft production during World War I. Not only did he take the lead in founding Miami Conservancy District and our system of Dams, he is also one of the founders of the Engineers Club. Another one of Col. Deeds great accomplishments is coming back to literally save NCR and turn it into a well run organization!
During World War II Col. Deeds led NCR as part of the project to crack the German communication codes for submarines. Along with his wife Edith, they donated large sums of money to the Dayton community and founded Deeds Carillon Park today managed by Dayton History. You’ll even see Col. Deeds original barn where the electric starter was invented as part of the displays!
As we were researching this article we realized that there was no reason to write a whole new summary of this man's life when a great one was already written. So if you wish to continue learning about all of the great things Col. Edward Deeds accomplished in his life, we encourage you to follow this link to a wonderful article written by William G. Ritchie.