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Edwin L. Ford

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Edwin L. Ford (c1856-1927)

1927 Obituary [1]

EDWIN L. FORD died on July 4, 1927, aged seventy-one.

He was born at Albany, New York, graduated from Yale University, and entered the employ of the Albany and Rensselaer Iron and Steel Co., Troy, New York, going into the Bessemer department.

Following this he became associated with the Cambria Iron Co., Johnstown, Pa., and later with the Springfield Iron Co., Springfield, Illinois. In 1882 the Youngstown Steel Co. was formed with Mr. Ford as superintendent.

In 1907 he was elected President of the Youngstown Co. When the Brier Hill Steel Co. was formed in 1912 the properties of the Youngstown Co. were absorbed, and he became director of the Brier Hill Co. Then, when the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. took over the Brier Hill Co., he was selected for the Board of Directors. Three years ago he built a mechanical puddling plant at Warren, Ohio.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1892.

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