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Sosthenes Behn

International Telephone and Telegraph

1933 - 1956

Communications

Military ServiceArmy
1930 b. 1882
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateSt. Barbe College
Personal
Born-Died1882 - 1957
BirthplaceVirgin Islands
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Large Business
Era - 1930

In 1933, after his brotherís death, Behn took sole control over International Telephone and Telegraph, the company he and his brother, Hernand Behn, co-founded. Behn devised a financial formula by which ITT was able to weather the severe losses of the Depression. When Behn retired, ITT employed, through 100 subsidiaries around the world, over 40,000 people and was doing an annual business in excess of $500 million.