Elmer Henry Maytag

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Elmer Henry Maytag (September 18, 1883 – 20 July 1940) was the Maytag Corporation president starting in 1926. He also founded the Maytag Dairy Farms.


He was born on September 18, 1883, to Frederick Louis Maytag I and had as a brother Lewis Bergman Maytag. He married Ora Kennedy and had as his children: Frederick Louis Maytag II, Mary Louise Maytag (1916-?), Robert E. Maytag (1923-1962), and Elizabeth J. Maytag (1925-?) [1]

Elmer died in 1940 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.[2][3]


  1. ^ 1925 Iowa State Census
  2. ^ Ingham, John (1983). Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-23908-8.
  3. ^ "Died". Time. July 29, 1940. Retrieved 2007-07-21. Elmer Henry Maytag, 56, president and son of the founder of the Maytag Co. (washing machines); in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Business positions
Preceded by
Frederick Louis Maytag I
President of Maytag Corporation
Succeeded by
Frederick Louis Maytag II