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William G. McGowan

(1927-1992)

 
 
William G. McGowan Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. William G. McGowan Marker
Inscription. Founder of MCI Communications. MCI challenged AT&T's monopoly of the telephone industry and went on to become one of the nation's leaders in that field. McGowan was also a major financial contributor to many medical institutions and fields of research. He was a native of Ashley.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.765′ N, 75° 52.883′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and North Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Public Square. Touch for map. The marker is located at the north corner of the Public Square. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilkes-Barre Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel J. Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (within shouting distance of this marker); Min L. Matheson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Fell (approx. mile away); Wyoming Division Canal
Wide view of the William G. McGowan Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the William G. McGowan Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Wilkes Barre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Wyoming (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. William G. McGowan | Entrepreneur.com. "The meek shall inherit the earth, but they'll never increase market share."-William G. McGowan (Submitted on August 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. The William G. McGowan Story - UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. William G. McGowan fought a lot of good fights in his life. (Submitted on August 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. Bill McGowan, chairman & CEO of MCI - FierceTelecom. Bill McGowan, the chairman and CEO of the former MCI Communications, passed away almost 20 years ago in 1992, but his legacy as being the man credited with helping to break up the former Bell System monopoly continues to resonate. (Submitted on August 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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