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EUGENE GIFFORD GRACE,

President of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, was horn August 27, 1876, at Goshen, Cape May County, New Jersey, a son of John W. and Rebecca Morris Grace. He received his early education in Pennington Seminary, Pennington, N.J. He was graduated from Lehigh University where he was a famous base ball captain, with the class of 1899 with first honors, being class valedictorian. He also won the prize in mathematics and the Wilbur Scholarship.

On June 29, 1899, he entered the employ of the Bethlehem Steel Company in the Electrical Department; January 16, 1900, employed in Steel Making Department, Bethlehem Steel Company; June 8, 1902, appointed Superintendent of Yards and Transportation, Bethlehem Steel Company; September 2, 1905, appointed General Superintendent, Juragua Iron Company, Santiago, Cuba; February 21, 1906, appointed Assistant to General Superintendent, in charge of building Saucon Plant, Bethlehem Steel Company; June 27, 1906, elected General Superintendent, Bethlehem Steel Company; October 22, 1908, elected Director and General Manager, Bethlehem Steel Company; April 4, 1911, elected Director of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation; September 18, 1911, elected Vice-President and General Manager, Bethlehem Steel Company; April 1, 1913, elected President, Bethlehem Steel Company; February 17, 1916, elected President, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, to the gigantic growth and success of which Corporation and its many subsidiaries he has been a very potent contributing force. October 30, 1917, he was elected President, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Limited, the largest shipbuilding organization in the United States.

Mr. Grace is one of the youngest big men in the steel world and has proved his worth in any emergency. He is a trustee of Lehigh University; Member of India House, Metropolitan Club, of New York; Maryland Club, of Baltimore, Md.; Director in the American Iron and Steel Institute; Member of the British Iron and Steel Institute, of London, England, and a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. On June 12, 1902, he married Marian Brown, daughter of Charles F. and Emeline Brown, of South Bethlehem, Pa.

 


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Eugene Gifford Grace

 

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