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Frank James O’Brien

business executive.

Frank James O’Brien, business executive. Member Baltimore Better Business Bureau (president).


O’Brien, Frank James was born on February 10, 1888 in North Andover, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James and Frances (Minahan) O’B.


Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1909.


Started as student Western Electric Company, Chicago, New York City, 1911-1913. With Arco Company, Cleveland, 1912-1913. Industrial engineer Tropical Paint & Oil Corporation, Cleveland, 1913-1914.

Industrial engineer Massachusetts Paint & Oil Corporation, Boston, 1914. Vice president Southern Can Company, Baltimore, 1915-1928. With Continental Can Company, Inc., New York City, 1928-1944, vice-president, director 1935-1944.

President and director Metal & Thermit Corporation 1945-1954, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1954-1955, Chairman of the Board, director since 1955. President, director Tin & Chemical Corporation, Chromium Corporation American. Director Hanover Fire Insurance Company, Fulton Fire Insurance Company.


Member Baltimore Better Business Bureau (president). Clubs: president Advertising (Baltimore).


Married Helen Josephine Costello, December 26, 1912. Children: Frank James, Mary Elizabeth, John, Robert Dennis.

James O’B.

Frances (Minahan) O’B.

Helen Josephine Costello

Frank James O’Brien

Mary Elizabeth O’Brien

John O’Brien

Robert Dennis O’Brien