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W. C. Bradley and Coca-Cola - Columbus, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 27.896 W 084° 59.690
16S E 688453 N 3593742
Quick Description: Marker at the intersection of Front Avenue and West 10th Street notes the man and who became Chairman of the Coca-Cola Board in 1919 and served for twenty-seven years and the place where his company still stands.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2017 4:20:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMV2AM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker text:

Side 1
W. C. Bradley was a Columbus cotton merchant, industrialist, banker, and one of the city’s leading entrepreneurs. He also helped form a business syndicate with Ernest Woodruff to purchase Coca-Cola from the Candlers in 1919. This group organized a new Coca-Cola Corporation and issued its first public stock. Bradley bought a large number of shares but also sold shares to local and out-of-state friends and fellow bankers. Bradley became Chairman of the Coca-Cola Board in 1919 and served for twenty-seven years.
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Side 2
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[Depiction of a meeting of the Coca-Cola board in the late 1930s]
[Photo Caption]
Clockwise from bottom left: Robert W. Woodruff, President; Arthur A. Acklin, Vice-President (Non-Director); Charles A. Wickersham, Atlanta; D. Abbott Turner, Columbus; Winship Nunally, Atlanta; J. Bulow Campbell, Atlanta; Thomas K. Glenn, Atlanta; Walter C. Teagle, New York City; John P. Iliges, Columbus; Lindsey Hopkins, Atlanta; Samuel C. Dobbs, Atlanta; Eugene W. Stetson, New York City; William C. D'arcy, St. Louis; Charles H. Candler, Atlanta; Ernest Woodruff, Atlanta; Harold Hirsch, Atlanta; S.F. Boykin, Secretary And Treasurer (Non-Director); William C. Bradley, Chairman, Columbus, Georgia; (Absent: Charles Hayden, New York City)
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: N/A

Date: 2015

Sponsor: Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.

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