The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Elbert Henry Gary


Born-Died: 1846 - 1927

Location: Illinois, New York

Site/Company: United States Steel Corporation

Historical Significance:


Elbert Henry Gary was a chief organizer of the United States Steel Corporation.  He helped Federal Steel Company, Carnegie Steel Company, and others merge to form United States Steel Corporation in 1901, the largest enterprise ever launched in America and the world’s first billion dollar company.  As chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of U.S. Steel, Gary improved working conditions and headed the largest steel company in America. Gary, Indiana, was named after him.

Photograph - 1910-1915, Library of Congress

Iron and Steel Hall of Fame Induction - 2018 

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