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C. Donald Dallas

Revere Copper and Brass

1931 - 1947

Metals

1930 b. 1881
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateArmour Scientific
Personal
Born-Died1881 - 1959
BirthplaceCanada
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1930

Dallas grew Revere Copper & Brass, a merger of six brass and copper companies, into a $100 million annual business. Dallas, keen on communication, wrote a monthly letter, which was sent to the homes of all Revere employees. Following World War II, Dallas successfully persuaded Congress to repeal the four-cent a pound excise tax on imported copper. To increase Revere’s reach internationally, Dallas acquired a half-interest in a brass and copper manufacturing plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.