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Gwilym Alexander Price

electric power industry executive.

Gwilym Alexander Price, electric power industry executive. Recipient John Fritz gold medal American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Institute of Mining, Metallergical and Petroleum Engineers, 1959. Captain, 302 Heavy Tank Batn. United States Army, World War I. Republican 12th Legislative District, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Legislature, 1923-1924.

Background

Price, Gwilym Alexander was born on June 20, 1895 in in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John L. and Margaret Ann (Thomas) Price.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Pitsburgh, 1917.

Career

Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1917, practiced in Pittsburgh, 1919-1920. Assistant trust officer, Pittsburgh Trust Company, 1920-1922. Practiced law, 1922-1923, trust officer, Peoples Savings & Trust Company, 1923-1930, vice president Peoples-Pittsburgh Trust Company (now Pittsburgh National Bank), 1930-1940, vice president in charge trusts, 1937-1940, president and director, 1940-1943.

Vice president Westinghouse Elec. & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh, 1943-1946, director, from 1945, name changed to Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1945, president, director, 1946-1955, Chairman of the Board, president and chief executive officer, 1955-1958, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1958-1959, chairman of the board, 1959-1964. Member board of directors Mellon National Bank & Trust Company, Eastman Kodak Company, Waynesburg & Washington Railroad Company, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Trustee Young Men’s Christian Association Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute.

Chairman of the board of trustees emeritus U. Pittsburgh. Board directors Radio Free Europe Fund.

Religion

God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

Views

There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.

Membership

Member Allegheny Company Bar Association. Clubs: Duquesne, University, Law, Rolling Rock (Pittsburgh).

Connections

Married Marion Roberts, March 9, 1921. Children: Gwilym Alexander, Junior.

father:
John L. Price

mother:
Margaret Ann (Thomas) Price

spouse:
Marion Roberts

children:
Gwilym Alexander Price

Jr Price