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Communications company executive

Robert Dodd Lilley, American communications company executive.


Lilley, Robert Dodd was born on August 16, 1912 in New York City. Son of Alexander Park and Julia Ann (Dodd) Lilley.


AB, Columbia University, 1933. Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1934. Master Engineering, Columbia University, 1935.

Doctor Engineering (honorary), Newark College Engineering, 1968. Doctor Engineering (honorary), Stevens Institute of Technology, 1975. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rutgers University, 1970.


With, Western Electric Company, 1937-1965;assistant engineer manufacturing, Western Electric Company, 1956-1957;assistant manager Baltimore works, Western Electric Company, 1957-1960;personnel director, Western Electric Company, 1960;vice president personnel public relations, Western Electric Company, 1960-1962;vice president service, Western Electric Company, 1962-1965;group vice president, Western Electric Company, 1965;president, director, New Jersey Bell Telephone Сompany, 1965-1969;with, American Tel.& Tel. Company; New York City, 1970-1976;president, American Tel.& Tel. Company; New York City, 1972-1976.

Board directors Pacific N.W. Bell Telephone Сompany, Pacific Tel. & Tel. Company, Bell Telephone laboratories, Continental Corporation, Chase Manhattan Bank (National Association), Chase Manhattan Corporation, I.H. Macy & Company, Inc., Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company.


Chairman Governor's Select Commission to Study Civil Disorder, New Jersey, 1967. Member National Committee Support for Public Schools, National Committee for Citizens in Education, Urban Affairs Council New Jersey, 1969-1971. Member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation National Industrial Advisory Council.

Executive committee New Jersey region National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1966-1969. Chairman fund raising campaign Spellman College, from 1972. Steering committee National Urbann Coalition, from 1972.

Advisory committee business programs Brookings Institution. Trustee Newark Museum, 1965-1970, Greater Newark Urban Coalition, 1968-1969, United Hospitals Newark, 1965-1970, New Jersey College Fund Association, 1967-1970, Newark College Engineering, 1965-1971, Columbia University, Victoria Foundation, Inc., Committee for Economic Development, United Student Aid Fund. Board directors International Executive Service Corps, 1970-1974.

Board advisers Seton Hall University, 1965-1969, Graduate Business School Rutgers University, 1965-1969. Visiting committee social scis Drew University, 1969-1971. Board overseers Foundation at New Jersey Institute of Technology from 1965.

Member Telephone Pioneers American (president 1970-1971), Columbia Engineering Council, Columbia University Engineering Alumni Association (president 1962-1964), Columbia University Alumni Federation (president 1966-1968), University Glee Club, Economic Club (New York City), Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, New Jersey), Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club (Hawley, Pennsylvania), Delta Kappa Epsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Helen Mary McGregor, May 25, 1944. Children: Robert McGregor, Jane Park, Margaret Mary.

Alexander Park Lilley

Julia Ann (Dodd) Lilley

Helen Mary McGregor

Robert McGregor Lilley

Jane Park Lilley

Margaret Mary Lilley