Edward Oxley Elliott

Edward Oxley Elliott gave 46 years of his life to agriculture. His marketing concepts led to the development of the Certified Angus Beef Program (CAB), which resulted in the marketing of certified angus beef in the US and in 19 foreign countries. Elliott was one of the first to market his own farm products to the consumer through the restaurant industry. The formation of his own restaurant in Mt. Victory serves as a leading example of this marketing concept to the Ohio Restaurant and National Restaurant associations.

He was the first farmer to be elected President of the Ohio State Restaurant Association in 1973 and has been a member of the

National Live Stock and Meat Board, National Restaurant Association and the North Central Ohio Restaurant Association, serving as the President in 1967. Awards include the Ohio Restaurant Association "Life Time Service Award," Ohio Restaurant News Hall of Fame, Ohio Food Service Industry Outstanding Person and the National Restaurant Association Honorary Director award.

Elliott died May 23, 1992 at age 76.