Daily Archives: December 11, 2012

1922: Businessman A. Elmo Hudson

From a 1922 issue of The American Magazine:


A Bedfast Executive Whose Office Never Closes

Completely paralyzed from the waist down, unable to sit propped up in bed for any length of time, A. Elmo Hudson has overcome his physical handicaps to such an extent that he is one of the most “active” business men in Kansas City.

When customers call the Santa Fé Transfer Company in Kansas City, only a very small percentage of them realize that the cheerful voice taking their orders belongs to a man who is speaking into the telephone from his bed.

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