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consultant , Telecommunications executive

Robert Pershing Reuss, American telecommunications executive, consultant.


Reuss, Robert Pershing was born on March 23, 1918 in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Son of George John and Mary Belle (Gorrie) Reuss.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1939. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1943. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1950.

Doctor Business Administration, Blackburn College, 1976.


Staff, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1955-1958;assistant comptroller, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1958-1959;vice president, Illinois Bell Tel. Company, 1959-1972;director, Illinois Bell Tel. Company, 1970-1972;president, chief Executive officer, director, Centel Corporation, Chicago, 1972-1976;chairman, Centel Corporation, Chicago, 1977-1988;consultant, Chicago, 1988-1993;consultant, Sprint Corporation, since 1993.

Board of Governors Midwest Stock Exch., 1978-1982. Board directors Tellabs, Inc.


Trustee Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Blackburn College, 1953-1983, Aurora University, since 1986, Lyric Opera, since 1987. Board directors University Illinois Foundation, since 1979. Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Chicago Association Commerce & Industry (board directors 1971-1978), Commercial Club, Chicago Club, Chicago Golf Club, Ocean Club, Country Club of Florida, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Mildred Louise Daly, December 22, 1940 (deceased May 1985). Children: Lynn Ann (Mistress David Bohmer), Robert Cameron. Married Grace K. Brady, August 28, 1986.

George John Reuss

Mary Belle (Gorrie) Reuss

Mildred Louise Daly

Grace K. Brady

Lynn Ann Reuss (Mistress David Bohmer)

Robert Cameron Reuss