Joseph Becker Edit Profile
Educated elementary schools, Germany, Doctor Engineering, (honorary) Lehigh University, 1933.
Came to the United States, 1910, naturalized, 1919. Coke plant operator, 1903-1906. Chemist in coal distillation, 1906-1910.
Chief chemist, 1910-1912. Superintendent, 1912-1917. Construction engineering, 1917-1924.
Vice president, general manager Koppers Construction Company, 1925-1931. President 1931-1936; vice president, general manager, engineering and construction division Koppers Company, Inc., 1936-1952, special adviser to management since 1952.
Member Iron and Steel Institute, American Gas Association. Clubs: Duquesne, Pittsburgh Field (Aspinwall, Pennsylvania). Inventor of Becker coke oven.
Married Dorothea Molitor, August 10, 1912. Children: Dorothy Elizabeth (Mistress F. W. Rys.