E. C. CONVERSE [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Edmund Coggswell Converse extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. The Boston-born banker Edmund Coggswell Converse was not only president of the Bankers Trust Company and a founder of United States Steel; he was president and director of the National Tube Co. and National Tube Works, Co.; trustee of the American Bank Note Co.; director of the Liberty National Bank and general manager and director of the McKeesport Connecting Railway Company. His held memberships in the Union League, Lawyers’ Club, New York Athletic Club, Metropolitan Club, American Yacht Club, Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht Club, the Republic Club, the Ardsley Golf and Fairfield County Gulf Clubs, the Sons of the American Revolution and Society of Colonial Wars. He came up throught the family businesses and in 1872 applied to his brother-in-law J. H. Flagler and to his father for a position with their new National Tube Works facility in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He rapidly rose through the ranks to manager and director, becoming the most successful pipe man in America. Eventually he had to relocate to New York to oversee multiple business operations.

Title: E. C. CONVERSE [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35288

Keywords: National Tube Company Edmund Coggswell Converse McKeesport, PA Pennsylvania History