Biography of Otto P. Meyer
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Otto P. Meyer, first vice president of the Meyer Brothers Drug Company of St. Louis, in which city he has spent his entire life, was born February 28, 1870, a son of Christian F. G. Meyer, of whom extended mention is made elsewhere in this work. He was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and in the University of Michigan, from which he received his Ph. C. degree in the class of 1890. Returning to St. Louis, he then entered the business which had been established by his father and was conducted under the name of the Meyer Brothers Drug Company. He has since been connected therewith and in 1895 was made a member of the firm. Ten years later he was elected to the vice presidency, in which official capacity he has since served. With the thoroughness that has ever characterized the family, he has acquainted himself with the drug business and is thus able to render excellent aid in the conduct of the business which is the largest in the country, the Meyer Brothers Drug Company occupying a position of leadership in connection with the drug trade of the United States.
In 1894 Mr. Meyer was united in marriage to Miss Alice McGowan of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and to them have been born two daughters: Frances Theodora, who is now the wife of Edwin R. Meyer, manager of the Meyer Dairy Equipment Company of St. Louis; and Adelaide Virginia, who is attending the Mary Institute in her senior year. Mr. Meyer is a member of the St. Louis Drug & Chemical Club, also belongs to the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and the Sunset Hill Country Club. His social qualities make for popularity among a wide acquaintance and his business enterprise and progressiveness rank him with the foremost merchants of the city.