W. C. Bradley and Coca-Cola Historical

W. C. Bradley and Coca-Cola Historical (HM1WSI)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.896', W 84° 59.69'

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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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[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)
Year Placed2015
Placed ByHistoric Columbus Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
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Date Added Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688453 N 3593742
Decimal Degrees32.46493333, -84.99483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.896', W 84° 59.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 53.76" N, 84° 59' 41.4" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 941 Front Ave, Columbus GA 31901, US
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