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James A. Campbell portrait
Description: Portrait of Youngstown Sheet and Tube President James A. Campbell, ca. 1920-1929. James Anson Campbell was born in Ohltown, Trumbull County, Ohio, on September 11, 1854. Prior to founding Youngstown Sheet and Tube with George D. Wick, Campbell worked at Republic Iron and Steel Company. Campbell served as Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company's first vice-president while Wick served as president. After Wick stepped down as president in May 1902, Campbell acted as president until the board of directors formally appointed him to the position in 1905. He maintained this role until 1930. During his 30 years with the company, he participated in numerous charitable and civic activities. In 1926 the residents of East Youngstown chose to rename their city Campbell in recognition of Campbell's contributions to the community. Campbell died September 20, 1933, at the age of 79. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05553
Subjects: Youngstown (Ohio); Industrialists--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Steel industry and trade--Ohio--Youngstown--History; Factories
Places: Trumbull County (Ohio); Youngstown (Ohio); Mahoning County (Ohio)