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James A. Campbell portrait
Description: James A. Campbell, President of Youngstown Sheet and Tube, at his desk, ca. 1920-1929. James Anson Campbell was born in Ohltown, Trumbull County, Ohio, on September 11, 1854. Despite achieving great affluence during his life Campbell did not come from a wealthy upbringing. The youngest of eight children, Campbell attended public schools in the Youngstown area. Upon graduating from Niles High School, Campbell attended Hiram College for a year. Although he had received an appointment to West Point, Campbell declined the appointment instead choosing to assist with his family's farm. In 1900 he co-founded the Youngstown Iron Sheet and Tube Company, later to be renamed the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, in East Youngstown with George D. Wick in 1900. Campbell spent thirty years with Youngstown Sheet and Tube and during that time 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: AL05554
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)