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Guy Roche Johnson

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Guy Roche Johnson (1866-1910)

1910 Obituary [1]

GUY ROCHE JOHNSON died on June 23, 1910. He was born on September 28, 1866, at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and entered Haverford College in 1882, where he graduated as B.A. in 1886.

For a year or more after graduation he was employed in the Malaga Glass Works, New Jersey. In 1887 he was appointed engineer of the Longdale Iron Company, Longdale, Virginia, of which his father was manager.

From 1895 to 1899 he was general manager of the Embreeville Iron Company, Tennessee. Then in turn he was blast-furnace superintendent of the National Steel Company, Youngstown, Ohio; of the Carnegie Steel Company, Duquesne, and of the Illinois Steel Company, South Chicago.

He became connected with the Alabama Consolidated Coal and Iron Company in 1907, being vice-president and general manager at the time of his death.

He was a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, and contributed various papers to the Transactions of that Society. He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1897, and in 1898 he presented a paper to the Institute on the "Action of Metalloids on Cast Iron."

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