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Telephone company executive

Robert Coulter Eldridge was American telephone company executive.


Eldridge, Robert Coulter was born on July 20, 1917 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Son of David McGill and Eugenia (Coulter) Eldridge.


Bachelor of Science in Business, University Tenn.1, 1941.


Lineman, engineer, then installer, Southern Bell, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1941-1942, 46-50;district construction supervisor, Southern Bell, Chattanooga, 1952-1956;division plant supervisor, Southern Bell, Memphis, 1956-1958;district plant manager, South Center Bell, Knoxville, 1958-1972;division plant supervisor, South Center Bell, Knoxville, 1972;district engineer, South Center Bell, Knoxville, 1972-1973;engineer, then general manager, Concord Telephone Exch., Knoxville, 1973-1986;president, Concord Telephone Exch., Knoxville, 1986-1993;also board directors, Concord Telephone Exch. retired, 1993. District plant manager, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Company. New York City, 1965.


With University Tennessee football team at Orange Bowl game, 1938, Rose Bowl game, 1939, Sugar Bowl game, 1940. Board directors, East Tennessee National Football Hall of Fame, since 1964, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Knoxville, 1985-1986. Member executive board Knoxville area Boy Scouts American, since 1987.

Captain United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations, major, 1950-1952, Korea. Member E-911, Sertoma, Kiwanis, Elks.


Married Helen Francis Brannum, May 29, 1941 (deceased 1974). Children: Robert C. Junior, Richard H. Married Anna Yvonne Glass, August 1, 1975.

1 child, Jason Von Mayfield.

David McGill Eldridge

Eugenia (Coulter) Eldridge

Helen Francis Brannum

Anna Yvonne Glass

Robert C. Junior Eldridge

Richard H. Eldridge

Jason Von Mayfield Eldridge