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Charles L. Brown

American Telephone and Telegraph

1979 - 1986


Military ServiceNavy
1970 b. 1921
UndergraduateUniversity of Virginia
Born-Died1921 - 2003
BirthplaceVirginia (VA)
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - 1970

Brown guided AT&T through one of the largest corporate reorganizations in United States history by settling the governmentís antitrust case in 1982. He successfully divested of AT&Tís local phone businesses and in the process, created business entities that have produced average annual returns to investors of 25%. In the process, he reinvigorated AT&Tís research and development efforts and continued to solidify AT&Tís 70% market share of long distance phone business.