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Tom M. Girdler

Republic Steel Corporation

1930 - 1937

Metals

1930 b. 1877
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateLehigh University
Personal
Born-Died1877 - 1965
BirthplaceIndiana (IN)
RaceWhite
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - 1930

After launching the company in 1930, Girdler guided Republic Steel through the difficult years of the Depression to emerge as one of the “Big Three” in the steel industry, along with U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel. Girdler’s management of Republic Steel was recognized as a “one man show,” as he acquired new companies and revamped existing plants.