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Oliver Erskine Mount

steel executive.

Oliver Erskine Mount, American steel executive.


Mount, Oliver Erskine was born on August 22, 1892 in Petersburg, Tennessee, United States. Son of Thomas Coles and Mary Alice (Coles) Mount.


Student Fall’s Business College, Nashville, 1908, Yeoman School, United States Navy, 1910. Graduate Northwestern University School Commerce, 1933. Special courses, Georgia Institute Technology, St. Louis City College Law and Finance, Young Men’s Christian Association College, and correspondent courses.


Stenographer, clerk general passenger department N.,C.& St. Louis Railway, 1908-1909. Chief yeoman United States Navy, 1910-1916. Joined American Steel Foundries, 1916, cashier Thurlow Works, Chester, Pennsylvania, secretary, treasurer, Chicago, since 1939.

Vice-president, director Machine Affiliates Trading Corporation, Cincinnati, since 1949. Director 1st National Bank, East Chicago, Indiana, Union National Bank of Indiana Harbor. Trustee Tax Foundation Inc., 1942-1954.


Member advising committee Institute Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois. Member Board of Governors, department industrial medicine, Northwestern University Chairman advising committee to Illinois Industrial Commission. Member Steel Founders Society American, Illinois Manufacturers Association Illinois, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Greater Chicago Safety Council.

Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: Tavern (Chicago).


Married Hildegarde Heidel, December 19, 1924. Children: Marie Christine, Audrey Eloise (Mistress.

Thomas Coles Mount

Mary Alice (Coles) Mount

Hildegarde Heidel

Marie Christine Mount

Audrey Eloise (Mrs Mount