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Stephen D. Bechtel

Betchel Corporation

1935 - 1960

Construction & Real Estate

Military ServiceArmy
1930 b. 1900
Born-Died1900 - 1989
BirthplaceIndiana (IN)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1930

Bechtel was a giant in the large construction industry. His firm is credited with the successful completion of massive projects including the Hoover Dam and the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Bechtel also built the oil pipeline across the Canadian Rockies, as well as the Saudi Arabian portion of the pipeline. Bechtel was involved in the construction of one third of the nuclear power plants built in the United States.