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Minerva in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Charles E. Wilson

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 8, 2015
1. Charles E. Wilson Marker
Inscription. Charles E. Wilson was born on July 18, 1890 in Minerva. After earning a degree in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1909, he joined the Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh before moving to General Motors in Detroit in 1919. By January 1941, Wilson had become president of General Motors, and during World War II directed the company's huge defense production efforts, earning him a U.S. Medal of Merit in 1946. While still with General Motors, President Dwight Eisenhower selected him as secretary of defense in January 1953. During his confirmation hearings, Wilson said, "What was good for the country was good for General Motors and visa versa," but was interpreted as saying solely, "What's good for General Motors is good for America." He served Eisenhower for four years, reorganizing the department of defense to effectively deal with missile and nuclear technology. He died in Norwood, Louisiana, on September 26, 1961.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Village of Minerva, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-10.)
 
Location. 40° 43.079′ N, 81° 7.055′ W. Marker is in Minerva, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker is on Alliance
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 8, 2015
2. Charles E. Wilson Marker
Road NW (Ohio Route 183) half a mile south of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minerva OH 44657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sandy and Beaver Canal (approx. 4.1 miles away); Malvern Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Great Trail / The Ohio Country in the Revolution (approx. 4.1 miles away); Clearview Golf Club, 1946 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Sandy Valley Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); “Fighting McCook” Home (approx. 10.2 miles away); The Fighting McCooks and the Civil War (approx. 10.2 miles away); The First Courthouse (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Charles Erwin Wilson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, World II
 
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3. Charles Erwin Wilson
Former United States Secretary of Defense.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 9, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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