Thomas Wardrope Eadie

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Thomas Wardrope Eadie (July 26, 1898 September 6, 1986) Born in Ottawa and died at Pierrefonds Manor QC. Son of Robert and Flora (Stewart) President of Bell Canada from July 1, 1953 to July 31, 1963 - Thomas Eadie graduated from McGill University (Engineering) in 1923 and immediately signed on with Bell Canada and over the next 30 years he occupied a succession of engineering and administrative positions before his appointment as president of Bell Canada. In the 1950s, Mr. Eadie presided over the company's role in building the Trans Canada Microwave System, now recognized as one of the major engineering feats of the last century. [1] [2] [3]

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  1. Bell Canada Presidents & CEOs
  2. ["Too startling for belief!" : A story of telephone development in Canada. 75th anniversary: April 29, 1955 by Eadie, Thomas Wardrope Published New York, : Newcomen Society in North America, 1955]
  3. Bell Canada Our former Presidents
Business positions
Preceded by
Frederick Johnson
President of the
Bell Telephone Company of Canada

Succeeded by
Marcel Vincent