Henry Clay Frick

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Birthday
19, 1849
Birthplace
West Overton, PA
Death Date
Dec 2, 1919 (69)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1849
Birthplace
West Overton, PA
Death Date
Dec 2, 1919 (69)

About

Late 19th and early 20th-century entrepreneur who headed both the Carnegie Steel Company and H. C. Frick & Company. A prominent financier, he also made possible the development of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Before Fame

He briefly attended Otterbein College, abandoning his studies to work in the coke (fuel) and steel industries.

Trivia

He was the object of an 1892 assassination attempt by radical anarchist Alexander Berkman.

Family Life

With his wife, Adelaide Childs Frick, he had four children.

Associated With

He and Andrew Carnegie merged their two companies -- H. C. Frick & Company and Carnegie Steel Company -- to form what would eventually become the United States Steel Company.