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Theodore Newton Vail
Birth: Jul. 16, 1845
Death: Apr. 16, 1920

Businessman. He was the first President of AT&T. In 1885 he became the general manager of Bell Telephone. While there he set up the Western Electric Company, a division of the company that manufactured the telephone equipment. Retiring in 1889, he returned in 1907 to his previous job, except the company was now called American Telephone and Telegraph Company or AT&T. Brought back to the company due to trouble AT&T was having with itsí competition, he came up with the idea to create a long-distance company that would cross the entire continental United States. In 1915 when the transcontinental system was completed, Theodore Vail made the first long-distance phone call from his office in New York to San Francisco. During this time, he created Bell Labs to develop the technology needed for the system. He retired for the second and final time in 1919. (bio by: Rich H.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Davis Vail (1811 - 1885)
  Phoebe Quinby Vail (1815 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Louisa Righter Vail (1844 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Eliza Vail*
  Isaac Quinby Vail (1835 - 1837)*
  Emma Eugenia Vail Halsey (1842 - 1915)*
  Theodore Newton Vail (1845 - 1920)
  William Alonzo Vail (1849 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Vail Memorial Cemetery
Parsippany
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Nov 20, 2001
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Theodore Newton Vail
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Theodore Newton Vail
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Theodore Newton Vail
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