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James Lester Mauthe

James Lester Mauthe, American steel executive. Recipient David Ford McFarland award for achievement in Metallurgical, Pennsylvania State chapter American Society Metals; American Iron & Steel Institute medal, public works on metallurgical. Member Association Iron and Steel Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute, Phi Sigma Kappa.


  • Mauthe, James Lester was born on July 8, 1890 in Turkey City, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Martin and Mary Margaret (Theiss) Mauthe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State College, 1913, Metallurgical Engineer, 1948.


    • Assistant superintendent blast furnaces National Tube Company, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1914-1917, superintendent blast furnaces, Lorain, O., 1921-1930, assistant general superintendent, 1930-1935. Superintendent blast furnaces Midvale Steel Company, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 1917-1918. Assistant superintendent blast furnaces Illinois Steel Company, Gary, Indiana, 1919-1920.

      Assistant general superintendent The Youngstown Sheet i& Tube Company (O.), 1935-1937, general superintendent, 1937-1943, vice president operations, 1943-1950, director, 1948-1964, president, 1950-1956, Chairman of the Board, chairman of the executive committee, 1956-1963, officer or director various subsidiaries. Director Interlake S.S. Company, Youngstown Steel Door Company Trustee, member Executive Committee Pennsylvania State University, Youngstown U.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Association Iron and Steel Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute, Phi Sigma Kappa. Clubs: Youngstown, Youngstown Country.


    • Married Olive Kough, May 7, 1918. Children: Olive (Mistress John H. Stone), Richard James.
    • father: Martin Mauthe
    • mother: Mary Margaret (Theiss) Mauthe
    • spouse: Olive Kough
    • children: Olive Mauthe (Mistress John H. Stone)
    • Richard James Mauthe
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    Born July 8, 1890
    Died January 2, 1967
    (aged 76)