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George Alexander Jedenoff, steel industry consultant. Recipient Jesse Knight Industrial Citizenship award Brigham Young University, 1966; Distinguished Service award, Stanford Business School Alumni Association, 1978, Stanford medal, 2009; named Man of Year Utah Harvard Club, 1967.


Jedenoff, George Alexander was born on July 5, 1917 in Petrosovodsk, Russia. Son of Alexander N. and Barbara Vacilivna (Sepiagina) Jedenoff. came to the United States, 1923, naturalized, 1928.


Bachelor of Arts in Mechanical Engineering magna cum laude, Stanford, 1940. Master of Business Administration, Stanford, 1942.


With United States Steel Corporation, 1942-1974. Industrial engineer United States Steel Corporation (Columbia-Geneva Steel division), Pittsburg, California, 1942-1943, general foreman, 1946-1952, assistant superintendent sheet finishing, 1952-1953, cold reduction, 1953-1954, superintendent cold reduction, 1954, assistant general superintendent, 1955-1958, general superintendent, 1959, United States Steel Corporation (Geneva Works), Utah, 1960-1967, United States Steel Corporation (Gary Steel Works), Gary, Indiana, 1967-1969. General manager heavy products United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1969-1970.

Vice president (Western Steel operations), 1970-1973. President, director United States Ship Engineers & Consultant, Inc. (subsidiary), Pittsburgh, 1974.

President, chief operating officer, director Kaiser Steel Corporation, Oakland, California, 1974-1977. Director Kaiser International Shipping Corporation, Kaiser Resources Ltd. (Canada), Hamersley Holdings (Melbourne), Australia, Kaiser Industries, 1974-1977.

Now consultant steel industry and general management. National president Stanford University Graduate School Business Alumni Association, 1956—1957. Director Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 1967—1969.

Executive committee member Western Pennsylvania Safety Council, 1970—1974. Director Oakland Chamber of Commerce, 1976—1979, Bituminous Coal Operators Association, 1974—1977. Member Iron and Steel Institute, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi.

Member, national president Association Iron and Steel Engineers, 1977. Member, commission international relations American Association Engineering Societies. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, served in Pacific Area.


Active Boy Scouts American, since 1960. President Utah Valley United Fund, 1966,N.W. Indiana, 1968. Co-chairman Urban Coalition, Gary, 1968.

Member health and medical committee American Bureau Medical Aid to China, 1974. Board of directors Mercy Hospital, Gary, 1967-1969. Member of advisory council Brigham Young U., 1965-1973.

Board directors Keep American Beautiful. Chairman East Bay major gifts committee Stanford University, 1978. Board of Governors Stanford Associations, 1984-1986.

Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Iron and Steel Institute, Association Iron and Steel Engineers (president 1977), Western Pennsylvania Safety Council (Executive Committee 1970-1974), Bituminous Coal Operators Association (director) 1974-1977), American Association Engineering Socs. (commission international relations), Oakland Chamber of Commerce (director 1976-1979), Indiana Chamber of Commerce (director 1967-1969), Stanford University Business School Alumni Association (national president 1956-1957), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Barbara Jane Cull, February 27, 1943. Children: Nicholas, Nina.

Alexander N. Jedenoff

Barbara Vacilivna (Sepiagina) Jedenoff

Barbara Jane Cull

Nicholas Jedenoff

Nina Jedenoff