Bailey, James A. (James Alderson), 1867-

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James B. Bailey was the General Manager and Treasurer of the Central Iron and Steel Company in Harrisburg, Pa., and the President of Pine Forge Iron Works in Pine Forge, Berks County, Pa., from 1902 to 1912. He was born in Pottstown, Pa., on July 5th, 1869, the third son of Charles Lukens Bailey, a prominent iron nail manufacturer and Harrisburg banker. As a youth, Bailey attended private academies, graduating from the Hill School in 1886. Later the same year, he entered Yale College, graduating in 1889. After leaving Yale, he began to work for his father in the iron business. In 1899, he became President of his father's company. Before the age of forty, Bailey was the general manager of a steel company, the president of an iron company, and a director of a manufacturing firm. In his later years, he became an investor, working in Philadelphia.

From the description of James B. Bailey letter copybook, 1901 July 11-1911 Nov. 11. (Millersville University Library). WorldCat record id: 50766056

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creatorOf Bailey, James B., 1869-. James B. Bailey letter copybook, 1901 July 11-1911 Nov. 11. Millersville University Library, McNairy Library
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Central Iron & Steel Company (Harrisburg, Pa.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Grant, Robert, 1852-1940 person
associatedWith Pine Forge Iron Works. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--Berks County
Forging industry
Iron foundries
Iron industry and trade


Birth 1867



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