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LeRoy T. Carlson

AKA LeRoy Theodore Sheridan Carlson

Born: 15-May-1916
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 23-May-2016
Location of death: Evanston, IL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Telephone and Data Systems

Military service: US Army (ordnance, 1941-42); US Navy (1945-46)

Father: Axel Jacob Carlson
Mother: Gerda Marie Swanson
Sister: Florence Wertz
Wife: Margaret E. Deffenbaugh (m. 12-Jan-1945, until his death, two sons, two daughters)
Son: LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr.
Daughter: Prudence E. Carlson
Son: Walter C. D. Carlson
Daughter: Letitia G. Carlson

    University: Morgan Park Junior College (1933-35)
    University: BA, University of Chicago (1938)
    University: MBA, Harvard Business School (1941)

    Telephone & Data Systems Founder, President (1968)
    Telephones, Inc. Co-Chairman (1961-65)
    Eastern Iowa Telephone Company (1958-61)
    Northern Illinois Telephone Company (1956-61)
    Northeastern Kentucky Telephone Company (1955-61)
    Calvert Telephone Company President (1954-61)
    Acme Steel Company (1949-51)
    Merchandise Mart (1946-49)
    Midwest McCall Corp (1933-40)
    Member of the Board of Suttle Equipment Corp. (as Chairman, 1949-77)
    Member of the Board of Telephone & Data Systems (1968-2008, as Chairman, 1968-2002)
    Kentucky Colonel 1956

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