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Charles Richardson Yates, American former arts center executive.


Yates, Charles Richardson was born on September 9, 1913 in Atlanta. Son of Presley Daniel and Julia (Richardson) Yates.


Bachelor of Science with honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1935. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Emory University, 1999.


With, 1st National Bank Atlanta, 1935-1947;assistant vice president, 1st National Bank Atlanta, 1940-1947;with, Joshua L. Baily & Company, Inc., Atlanta, 1947-1960;vice president, Joshua L. Baily & Company, Inc., 1956-1960;vice president finance, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company and L. & N. Railroad Company, 1960-1967;vice president, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company, 1967-1971;vice president finance, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company, 1971-1973;vice president finance, L. & N. Railroad Company, 1967-1973;president, Atlanta Arts Alliance, 1973-1983. Director Technology Park/Atlanta.


Trustee Georgia Technology Foundation, Woodruff Arts Center Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1942. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Georgia Chamber of Commerce (director, president 1965-1967), East Lake Golf Club ( president since 1995), Augusta National Club (secretary), Atlanta Athletic Club, Peachtree Golf Club, Capital City Club, Royal and Ancient Golf Club.


Married Dorothy Malone, May 20, 1944. Children: Dorothy Y. Kirkley, Charles R., Sarah F., J. Comer.

Presley Daniel Yates

Julia (Richardson) Yates

Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Y. Kirkley Yates

Charles R. Yates

Sarah F. Yates

J. Comer Yates