Biography of Eugene Joseph Brady

Eugene Joseph Brady, of Providence, Rhode Island, is at the time of this writing (1930) a member of the Colt, Brady Company, distributors of the Chrysler car.

Mr. Brady was born on May 26, 1887, in Dublin, Ireland, son of Terence and Katherine (Kernan) Brady, both of whom were natives of Cavan, Ireland, where the father was engaged as a land owner until his death. The mother is also deceased. In the public schools of Dublin, Eugene Joseph Brady received his early education, and later he studied at preparatory school there. For one year he was also a student at Dublin University, where he took mechanical courses in civil engineering. He was engaged in this profession from 1908 to 1921, in the latter year coming to Providence. Here he was associated with the Overland Providence Company, agents for the Overland and Willys-Knight cars. In September, 1923, they took on the Maxwell automobile, and the name of the organization was then changed to the Colt, Birmingham and Brady, Incorporated, so remaining until June, 1929. when Mr. Birmingham withdrew from the business. In August of that year the name was again changed, this time to its present form, the Colt, Brady Company, which distributes Chrysler motor cars in Rhode Island and in part of Windham County, Connecticut. The officers of this company are: W. L. Colt, president; Leonard B. Colt, vice-president and general manager; and Eugene J. Brady, of this review, vice-president and secretary. The company is engaged in both sales and service work. The headquarters of the company are located in Reservoir Avenue, Providence.

Mr. Brady is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Rhode Island Dealers’ Association, and also the Providence Chamber of Commerce. In his political views he is an independent. His religious faith is that of the Roman Catholic Church, his parish being St. Paul’s, of Providence.

Eugene Joseph Brady married, in 1915, Margaret A. Durnin, a native of the South of Ireland. By this union there have been the following children:

  1. Eugene Joseph, Jr.
  2. James J.
  3. Margaret M.
  4. Patricia M.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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