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Thomas F. Manville

Johns-Manville Corporation

1901 - 1924

Construction & Real Estate

1900 b. 1862
Born-Died1862 - 1924
BirthplaceWisconsin (WI)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1900

Manville introduced approximately 1,300 products, mainly made of asbestos. During the quarter-century of his successful presidency, he set a precedent for highly conservative management. He was renown for his great salesman-skills, diversification of the company’s production lines and for increasing sales from $1.5 million to over $40 million.