Henry Clay Frick

Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel steel manufacturing concern. He also financed the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Company, and owned extensive real estate holdings in Pittsburgh and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He later built the historic neoclassical Frick Mansion (now a landmark building in Manhattan) and at his death donated his extensive collection of old master paintings and fine furniture to create the celebrated Frick Collection and art museum. Once known by his critics as “the most hated man in America,” — Portfolio.com named Frick one of the "Worst American CEOs of All Time"— he has long been vilified by the public and historians for his ruthlessness and lack of morality in business.

Read more about Henry Clay Frick:  Early Years, H. C. Frick and Andrew Carnegie, The Johnstown Flood, Homestead Strike, Assassination Attempt, Private Life, Death, Legacy

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Clay, West Virginia - Demographics
... There were 261 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Henry Clay Frick - Legacy
... Frick left a will in which he bequeathed 150 acres (0.61 km2) of undeveloped land to the City of Pittsburgh for use as a public park, together with a $2 million trust fund to assist with the ... Frick Park opened in 1927 ... Following the death of Adelaide Howards Childs Frick in 1931, the Frick Collection was opened to the public as a museum in 1935 ...
Henry Clay Frick II
... Henry Clay Frick II (October 18, 1919 – February 9, 2007) was an American physician and professor of medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons ... He was born on October 18, 1919, in New York City the son of Childs Frick (1883–1965), the paleontologist, and grandson of his namesake, the coke ... Frick practiced medicine in New York, and later became a professor of clinical obstetrics at Columbia and an oncologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital ...
John George Alexander Leishman - Biography - Career
... idyllic summer colony, bought and developed by Henry Clay Frick in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, a short, convenient train ride away from the smoke and soot of Pittsburgh’s industry ... Among the Club’s members were Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Mellon ... Berkman, a self-proclaimed anarchist, sought to destroy Henry Clay Frick, the man Berkman blamed for the carnage of the Homestead steel strike in the preceding weeks ...
Homestead, Pennsylvania - History
... Carnegie had recently acquired a controlling interest in Henry Clay Frick's coke works on the Monongahela, setting the stage for the dramatic labor clash in ... When Henry Clay Frick, manager for Andrew Carnegie, owner of the local Homestead Steel Works, announced in the spring of 1892 that skilled workers would receive a reduction in wages, the advisory committee of the ... To break the strike and secure the mill from the disgruntled workers, industrialist Henry Clay Frick hired hundreds of armed toughs from the Pinkerton ...

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