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John Elbridge Hudson (August 3, 1839 - October 1, 1900) was a U.S. lawyer, telephone businessman, and president of AT&T from 1889 to 1900.

John Elbridge Hudson
BornAugust 3, 1839
DiedOctober 1, 1900
EducationArts, Law
Known forpresident of AT&T from 1889 to 1900
Spouse(s)Eunice Healey

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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