Mark R. Sullivan

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Mark R. Sullivan (1 February 1896-15 May 1985), president and director of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. (as of 1953).


  • Just what form the future telephone will take, or course, pure speculation. Here is my prophecy: In its final development, the telephone will be carried about by the individual, perhaps as we carry a watch today. It probably will require no dial or equivalent, and I think the users will be able to see each other, if they want, as they talk. Who knows but what it may actually translate from one language to another?"
    • an address given on April 9, 1953, quoted in The Kingston Daily Freeman (p. 1), April 10, 1953; and in The Tacoma News Tribune, April 11, 1953