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Robert Coulter Eldridge Edit Profile

Telephone company executive

Robert Coulter Eldridge was American telephone company executive.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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.

father:
David McGill Eldridge

mother:
Eugenia (Coulter) Eldridge

spouse:
Helen Francis Brannum

spouse:
Anna Yvonne Glass

child:
Robert C. Junior Eldridge

child:
Richard H. Eldridge

child:
Jason Von Mayfield Eldridge