The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Loren Murphy Berry

Loren Murphy Berry

Birth
Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Death 10 Feb 1980 (aged 91)
Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot section 121 lot 8
Memorial ID 3721 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Business Inovator. Born in Wabash, Indiana, he became known as "Mr. Yellow Pages" and was the foremost telephone directory publishers in the United States, handling one out of every four telephone directories in the United States. In 1910, he began The Ohio Guide Printing Company which soon concentrated his efforts on a telephone directory operation. By the 1970s, his company was asked by the manager of a telephone company to sell advertising space in the company's directory as well as listing. In 1982, he was inducted into the Telephone Hall of Fame honor roll of the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association. He expanded his operations to Europe, where the product is called the Golden Pages and by the 1990s, he was responsible for more than 800 directory titles nationwide, serving more than 100 U.S. telephone companies and one million advertisers. He sold his company to Bell South for an estimated price of more than $1 billion. He died of natural causes at age 91 in Oakwood, Ohio.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Family Members

Parents
Spouses

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Loren Murphy Berry?

Current rating:

27 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3721
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loren Murphy Berry (24 Jul 1888–10 Feb 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3721, citing Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .