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former communications executive , naval officer.

Ellery Wheeler Stone, American former communications executive, naval officer. Served as naval chief of staff to Vice Admiral William Glassford, United States Navy, Dakar, 1943; Fellow I.E.E.E., Royal Society Arts (England); member United States Naval Institute, Society Colonial Wars, S.A.R., Naval Order of the United States, Society for French American Cultural Services and Ednl. Aid (trustee).; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Background

Stone, Ellery Wheeler was born on January 14, 1894 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Edgar P. and Florence P. (Weeks) Stone.

Education

Student radio engineering University of California, 1913-1914.

Career

United States radio inspector, 1914-1917. Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1917, advancing through grades to rear admiral, 1944. District communications superintendent 12th Naval District, 1917-1919.

President Federal Telegraph Company, 1924-1931. Operating vice-president, director Mackay Radio & Telegraph Company, 1931-1937. Vice president All American Cables & Radio, Inc., 1937-1938.

Vice-president, director, member Executive Committee Postal Telegraph, Inc., Postal Telegraph-Cable Company. Became president Postal Telegraph, Inc., subsidiaries, 1942, president, director Federal Telephone & Radio Corporation, International Standard Elec. Corporation, 1940-1950.

Vice president International Tel.& Tel. Corporation, 1947-1969. President, director Globe Wireless, Ltd., American Cable & Radio Corporation, All American Cable & Radio, Inc., Commercial Cable Company, Mackay Radio & Tel.

Company, 1950-1958; Chairman of the Board American Cable & Radio Corporation, 1958-1969. Group vice president United States Defense International Telephone & Telegraph, 1960-1961. President International Telephone & Telegraph Europe, Inc., 1961-1965, vice chairman, 1965-1969.

Director Federal Electric Company, International Electric Company, International Standard Elec. Company, until 1969. Technology consultant Defense Communications Board, 1941.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Elements of Radio Communication, 3d edit., 1926. Also technical articles to professional publications.

Membership

Served as naval chief of staff to Vice Admiral William Glassford, United States Navy, Dakar, 1943. Fellow I.E.E.E., Royal Society Arts (England). Member United States Naval Institute, Society Colonial Wars, S.A.R., Naval Order of the United States, Society for French American Cultural Services and Ednl.

Aid (trustee).; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Heidi Margareta Bertel, March 17, 1963. Children by former marriages: Elaine, Patricia, Sally Florence, Ellery (deceased), Marina.

father:
Edgar P. Stone

mother:
Florence P. (Weeks) Stone

spouse:
Heidi Margareta Bertel