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Benjamin F. Fairless, American corporation executive. Member American Iron and Steel Institute (president, director), International Chamber of Commerce (trustee United States council), American Ordnance Association (director), National Safety Council (trustee), Academy Political Science, American Society for Metals, American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society, etc.

Background

Fairless, Benjamin F. was born on May 3, 1890 in Pigeon Run, Ohio, United States. Son of David D. Williams (adopted by his uncle, Jacob Fairless at age of 5).

Education

Student Wooster College. Graduate in civil engineering from Ohio Northern U., 1913. Honorary Doctor of Engineering, 1935.

Honorary Doctor of Science, Kent State University, 1937, U. Pittsburgh, 1943, Bryant College, 1949. Doctor of Engineering, Stevens Institute Technology, 1943. Doctor of Laws, Bethany College, 1947, Westminster College, 1949, St. Lawrence University, 1951, Trinity College, 1951, University of Southern California, 1952.

1 son, Blaine.

Career

Began as school teacher, Rockville and Navarre, O. Civil engineer Wheeling and Lake Erie R.R., 1913. With Central Steel Company, Massillon, O., successively as civil engineer, mill superintendent, general superintendent, vice president in charge of operations, 1913-1926.

Vice-president and general manager United Alloy Steel, 1926-1928, president and general manager, 1928-1930. Executive vice president Republic Steel Corporation, 1930-1935. President Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, 1935-1937.

President, chief Executive officer, director United States Steel Corporation, 1938-1952, chairman, president, chief Executive officer, director, 1952-1953, chairman and chief Executive officer, 1952-1953, past chairman of the executive advising committee, member finance committee, now director. Director The Mellon National Bank & Trust Company, Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company. Trustee Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Institute Technology, Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, National Foundation Infantile Paralysis, Ohio Northern U., College of Wooster.

Membership

Member American Iron and Steel Institute (president, director), International Chamber of Commerce (trustee United States council), American Ordnance Association (director), National Safety Council (trustee), Academy Political Science, American Society for Metals, American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society, etc. Clubs: Duquesne, Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh.

Connections

Married second, Mistress.

father:
David D. Williams Fairless

spouse:
Mistress