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John D. Ryan

Anaconda Copper Company

1907 - 1917

Agriculture & Mining

Military ServiceAir Force
1900 b. 1864
Born-Died1864 - 1933
BirthplaceMichigan (MI)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1900

Ryan’s negotiation skills helped put an end to bitter competition among Montana copper moguls in the early 1900s. When he assumed control of Anaconda, he capitalized on the increasing importance of copper in electricity production, growing Anaconda into the largest producer and fabricator of copper products, with assets of over $700 million in 1933.