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John Allen Stephens

steel executive.

John Allen Stephens, American steel executive. Recipient Outstanding Civilian Service medal Department Army, 1961.


Stephens, John Allen was born on May 1, 1895 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of John A. and Anna (Mangan) Stephens.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1917. Honorary Doctor of Science, Wesleyan University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy.

(honorary), St. Martin’s College, 1958.


Assistant secretary, treasurer, director Campbell Metal Window Corporation, 1922-1925. President director, Research, Inc., 1925-1928. President Celluloid Corporation, 1928-1931.

Vice-president, director, Thompson-Starrett Company, 1931-1932. President, director, Bush Terminal Company, 1932-1934. Manager industrial relations, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation (Chicago district), 1935-1938.

Director industrial relations United States Steel Corporation of Delaware, 1938-1943, vice-president, director, 1943-1951, vice president industrial relations, 1951-1958, vice president advisory capacity, 1958, retired.


Member advising committee to management-labor policy committee War Manpower Commission. Member Joint N.A.M.-Chamber of Commerce Committee on International Labor Organization, 1950-1972. Member of the department church and economics life National Council Churches, 1951-1954.

Trustee Lake Placid Education Foundation Commissioned First lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1917, advanced to major, 1918. Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce, American Iron and Steel Institute (chairman industrial relations committee 1944-1958), American Management Association (Vice-President charge personnel div. 1947-1948, director 1949), N.A.M. (member industrial relations committee 1946-1972, Academy Political Science (life), Charity Organisation Society New York, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Clubs: Allegheny Country (Sewickley, Pennsylvania).


Married Mary Elizabeth Lathrop, February 4, 1918. Children: Marcia (deceased), Mary Elizabeth (Mistress.

John A. Stephens

Anna (Mangan) Stephens

Mary Elizabeth Lathrop

Marcia Stephens (deceased)

Mary Elizabeth (Mrs Stephens