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Josephus Conn Guild

utilities executive

Josephus Conn Guild, American utilities executive. Served as private in Field Artillery, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, World War. Chairman board of trustees Baylor School; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

Guild, Josephus Conn was born on December 15, 1887 in Chattanooga. Tennessee. Son of Josephus Conn and Mary (Orr) Guild.

Education

Student Baylor School (Chattanooga), 1897-1905, University of Virginia, 1905-1907, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), 1907-1909.

Career

1 daughter, Virginia Dale (Mistress Rupert M. Colmore, Junior). Married second, May Bondurant Young, May 12, 1942. Began as rodman Chattanooga & Tennessee River Power Company and advanced through power sales department to general manager, 1915.

On consolidation of company with The Tennessee Electric Power Company, elected vice president of latter, 1922, appointed general manager 1927, president until the Tennessee Electric Power Company was purchased by Tennessee Valley Authority. Past president Southern Coach Lines, Inc. Past Chairman of the Board United Transit Company, now director.

Director Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company, American Trust & Banking Company, Interstate Life & Accident Company, Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

Membership

Served as private in Field Artillery, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, World War. Chairman board of trustees Baylor School. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Clubs: Mountain City, Chattanooga Golf Chattanooga Tennessee.

Connections

Married Sarah Lamb Nichols, November 14, 1912 (divorced 1940).; married second, May Bondurant Young, May 12, 1942.

father:
Josephus Conn Guild

mother:
Mary (Orr) Guild

spouses:
Sarah Lamb Nichols

May Bondurant Young