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consultant , Telecommunications executive

Robert Pershing Reuss, American telecommunications executive, consultant.

Background

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

Education

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

Doctor Business Administration, Blackburn College, 1976.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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.

father:
George John Reuss

mother:
Mary Belle (Gorrie) Reuss

spouse:
Mildred Louise Daly

spouse:
Grace K. Brady

child:
Lynn Ann Reuss (Mistress David Bohmer)

child:
Robert Cameron Reuss