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Stephen Birch

Kennecott Copper

1915 - 1933

Agriculture & Mining

1910 b. 1872
UndergraduateColumbia University
Born-Died1872 - 1940
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
Era - 1910

Under Birch’s direction, Kennecott Copper experienced impressive growth. In 1915, the firm had 450 employees and $11 million in sales. By the time of Birch’s death in 1940, Kennecott Copper had nearly 29,000 employees and sales in excess of $177 million. Kennecott Copper had become the largest copper producer in the U.S. with the ability to produce 1 billion pounds of copper annually.