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Tom Cobb King ( -1908)


1908 Obituary [1]

TOM COBB KING, who died at New York on February 27, 1908, was born at Marion, Alabama, on June 10, 1861. He graduated from Howard College at that place, and later from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Boston. He held office as superintendent, manager, or in similar capacity, in charge of the Briar Hill Coal and Iron Company's works at Youngstown, Ohio; the Clifton Iron and Steel Company's works at Ironaton, Alabama; the Crown Point works of the American Steel and Iron Company.

He was one of the few men who made ferro-manganese in America. He built works in various places, including a large blast-furnace plant at Sharon, Pennsylvania, and a plant at Marietta, Pennsylvania. For some time he had been residing in New York city engaged with various professional interests, among others, processes invented by him for nodulising and desulphurising all high-grade ores, and a new process for refining nickel. He was a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1904.


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