back to list

Benjamin F. Fairless

United States Steel Corporation

1935 - 1953

Metals

1930 b. 1890
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateOhio Northern University
Personal
Born-Died1890 - 1962
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
FatherLaborer, Un-/Semi-skilled
Era - 1930

Fairless oversaw the world’s largest iron and steel producer with total assets over $2 billion. In 1947 alone, Fairless spent $20 million per month for additions and improvements as part of a $500 million expansion initiative designed for full vertical integration. Fairless’ improvements boosted iron capacity at United States Steel by millions of tons per year.