Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939

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Charles M. Schwab was born on April 18, 1862, in Williamsburg, Pa., and grew up in Loretto, Pa. In 1879, he began working for the Carnegie Co. as a stake-driver in engineering corps of Edgar Thompson Steel Works and Furnaces in Braddock, Pa. This plant formed part of Carnegie Brothers & Co., Limited. Schwab was frequently promoted while working at the Edgar Thompson Steel Works, and in 1886, Carnegie appointed him to the position of general superindentent at the Homestead works. In 1889 Schwab became general superintendent of the Edgar Thompson Steel Works and later went on to become the president of Carnegie Steel Company, Limited. During the years 1901-3 Schwab was president of U.S. Steel Corporation, and bought Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

From the description of Correspondence of Charles M. Schwab, 1891. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 30488200

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referencedIn Carnegie Steel Company. Carnegie Steel Company records 1853-1912 (1869-1912). Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
creatorOf Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939. Correspondence of Charles M. Schwab, 1891. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Dickson, William Brown, 1865-1942. William Brown Dickson papers, 1880-1941 (bulk 1897-1941). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
creatorOf Pennsylvania State College. Proceedings at the dedication of the Carnegie library, 1899 and 1904 November 18. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Carnegie Veteran Association : [collection] : 1901-1948 ;. History Colorado
referencedIn American Iron and Steel Institute. Corporate records, 1908-1991. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Records of the U.S. Shipping Board. 1914 - 1939. Records of Charles M. Schwab
creatorOf Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. Andrew Carnegie and Charles M. Schwab correspondence. [archival material]. 1896-1901. (bulk 1900-1901). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Charles R. Flint papers, 1872-1930, 1885-1915 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Executive Dept. Office of Vice President Samuel Rea. Records, 1866-1916 (bulk 1905-1912). Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Flint, Charles R. (Charles Ranlett), 1850-1934. Charles R. Flint papers, 1872-1930, bulk (1885-1915). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Helen Clay Frick Foundation. Helen Clay Frick Foundation archives, 1862-1987. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Andrew Carnegie Papers, 1803-1935, (bulk 1890-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Johnston, Archibald, 1865-1948. Archibald Johnston Letterbook 1912. Lehigh University Libraries, Lehigh Libraries
referencedIn Johnston, Archibald, 1865-1948. Papers. 1894-1923. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Records, 1714-1982. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Jesse H. Jones Papers, 1916-1960, (bulk 1926-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn History of the United Mine Workers, 1890-1932 :, 1926-1932. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn Partridge, Edward L. (Edward Lasell), 1853-1930. Papers, 1897-1929. New York State Library
referencedIn Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. Papers of Andrew Carnegie, 1803-1935 (bulk 1890-1919). Library of Congress
creatorOf Johns, T. R. (Thomas Richards), 1865-1944. T.R. Johns papers, 1853-1948 (bulk 1919-1940). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn American Iron and Steel Institute. Executive officer files, 1917-1993. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn New York Foundling Hospital. Records of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. Papers of Richard B. Glaenzer [manuscript], 1885-1936. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bertie Charles Forbes Papers, 1892-1964 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Hyman G. Enelow Papers., 1897-1933. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
associatedWith American Iron and Steel Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Bethlehem Steel Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. person
associatedWith Carnegie Steel Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928 person
correspondedWith Dickson, William Brown, 1865-1942. person
associatedWith Edgar Thomson Steel Works and Furnances (Braddock, Pa.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Enelow, Hyman Gerson person
associatedWith Flint, Charles R. (Charles Ranlett), 1850-1934. person
associatedWith Forbes, B. C. (Bertie Charles), 1880-1954 person
correspondedWith Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919 person
associatedWith Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. person
associatedWith Helen Clay Frick Foundation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnston, Archibald, 1865-1948. person
associatedWith Johns, T. R. (Thomas Richards), 1865-1944. person
correspondedWith Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956 person
associatedWith New York Foundling Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Partridge, Edward L. (Edward Lasell), 1853-1930. person
associatedWith Pascoe, Samuel person
associatedWith Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Executive Dept. Office of Vice President Samuel Rea. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania State College. corporateBody
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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Pennsylvania--Braddock
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Supervisors, Industrial--History
Industry
Steel industry and trade--History
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Birth 1862-02-18

Death 1939-09-18

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