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Gwilym Alexander Price

Gwilym Alexander Price, electric power industry executive. Recipient John Fritz gold medal American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Institute of Mining, Metallergical and Petroleum Engineers, 1959. Captain, 302 Heavy Tank Batn. United States Army, World War I. Republican 12th Legislative District, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Legislature, 1923-1924.

Background

  • Price, Gwilym Alexander was born on June 20, 1895 in in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John L. and Margaret Ann (Thomas) Price.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University of Pitsburgh, 1917.

    Career

    • Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1917, practiced in Pittsburgh, 1919-1920. Assistant trust officer, Pittsburgh Trust Company, 1920-1922. Practiced law, 1922-1923, trust officer, Peoples Savings & Trust Company, 1923-1930, vice president Peoples-Pittsburgh Trust Company (now Pittsburgh National Bank), 1930-1940, vice president in charge trusts, 1937-1940, president and director, 1940-1943.

      Vice president Westinghouse Elec. & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh, 1943-1946, director, from 1945, name changed to Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1945, president, director, 1946-1955, Chairman of the Board, president and chief executive officer, 1955-1958, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1958-1959, chairman of the board, 1959-1964. Member board of directors Mellon National Bank & Trust Company, Eastman Kodak Company, Waynesburg & Washington Railroad Company, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Trustee Young Men’s Christian Association Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute.

      Chairman of the board of trustees emeritus U. Pittsburgh. Board directors Radio Free Europe Fund.

    Politics

    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.

    Membership

    Member Allegheny Company Bar Association. Clubs: Duquesne, University, Law, Rolling Rock (Pittsburgh).

    Connections

    • Married Marion Roberts, March 9, 1921. Children: Gwilym Alexander, Junior.
    • father: John L. Price
    • mother: Margaret Ann (Thomas) Price
    • spouse: Marion Roberts
    • children: Gwilym Alexander Price
    • Jr Price
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    Born June 20, 1895
    Died June 1, 1985
    (aged 89)
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