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Drew Maxwell Thorpe

Drew Maxwell Thorpe, American manufacturer executive. Member American Iron and Steel Institute, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.

Background

  • Thorpe, Drew Maxwell was born on January 23, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Henry C. and Carrie (Maxwell) Thorpe.

  • Education

    • Student Drexel Institute Technology, 1917-1918, Advanced Management Program, Harvard, 1954.

    Career

    • District sales manager E. J. Lavino Company, Pittsburgh, 1920-1924. With General Refractories Company, Philadelphia, since 1924, beginning as district sales manager, Buffalo, successively general sales manager, Philadelphia, vice president charge sales, 1924-1955, executive vice president, 1955-1962, president, chief Executive officer, since 1962, director, since 1952. President, director General Refractories Company Canada, Ltd.

      Director N.W. Magnesite Company, Austro-American Magnesite Company (Radenthein, Austria).

    Membership

    Member American Iron and Steel Institute, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Clubs: University (president 1957, 1958), Racquet (Philadelphia).

    Connections

    • Married Maude E. Howard, April.
    • father: Henry C. Thorpe
    • mother: Carrie (Maxwell) Thorpe
    • spouse: Maude E. Howard
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    Born January 23, 1898
    Died December, 1965
    (aged 67)
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