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E. J. Lavino

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E. J. Lavino (1852-1930)

1930 Obituary [1]

E. J. LAVINO died at his home in Philadelphia on March 3, 1930, aged seventy-seven.

He was born in Smyrna on November 17, 1852, of Dutch parents, and was educated in Brussels, returning to Smyrna to go into business with his father.

In 1877 he went to the United States of America, and founded the ferro-alloy business of E. J. Lavino & Company of Philadelphia, in partnership with his brother.

On the death of the latter, he continued in partnership with his son E. George Lavino until 1916, when the company was incorporated; he was chairman of the board for about three years, but retired owing to ill health. He was also chairman of half a dozen subsidiary companies.

He joined the Iron and Steel Institute in 1904.

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