John Elbridge Hudson

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John Elbridge Hudson
Born August 3, 1839
Lynn, Massachusetts
Died October 1, 1900
Beverly, Massachusetts
Nationality U.S.
Education Arts, Law
Known for president of AT&T from 1889 to 1900
Spouse(s) Eunice Healey

John Elbridge Hudson (August 3, 1839 - October 1, 1900) was an U.S. lawyer, telephone businessman, and 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:

Hudson died in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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  1. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory