John Elbridge Hudson
|John Elbridge Hudson|
|Born||August 3, 1839
|Died||October 1, 1900
|Known for||president of AT&T from 1889 to 1900|
Hudson was born in Lynn, Massachusetts to John and Elizabeth C. (nee Hilliard) Hudson.
He made Bachelor of Arts at Harvard College in 1862 as valedictorian. He made Bachelor of Laws in 1865 and was admitted to the bar the following year. He then joined the Boston law firm Chandler, Shattuck & Thayer, where he became partner in 1870.
In 1878 the firm dissolved, and he became counsel for the American Bell Telephone Company in 1880, later known as AT&T. He became solicitor, vice president on November 29, 1886, and president on April 1, 1889.
Hudson married Eunice Healey, daughter of Wells and Elizabeth (nee Pickering) Healey, from Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, on August 23, 1871.
Hudson was involved with numerous organizations and learned societies throughout his life:
- the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- the corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- the British Association for the Advancement of Science
- the New England Historic Genealogical Society (where he became vice-president)
- the Colonial Society of Massachusetts
- the Bostonian Society
- the Lynn Historical Society
- the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
- the Boston Bar Association
- the Virginia Historical Society
- Elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in April of 1894.
Hudson died in Beverly, Massachusetts.
- Memoir of John Elbridge Hudson by Francis Blake (1900)
- The Saugus Iron Works at Lynn, Mass. : addresses at the presentation to the city of Lynn of the first casting made in America (1892) by Hudson and C.G.H. Woodbury (at the Internet Archive)
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