Elbert Henry Gary Typed Letter Signed as Chairman of the Board of United States Steel Corporation "E. H. Gary." One page, 5.75" x 7.25", on United States Steel Corporation letterhead, New York, January 19, 1923, to Mr. George E. Larrabee, Reading, Massachusetts. In full: "I fully coincide with views expressed in the second paragraph of your letter dated January 17th instant, just received." Toned with the usual fold creases, else a bright, bold signature in fine condition.
Elbert Henry Gary (October 8, 1846 – August 15, 1927) was an American lawyer, county judge and corporate officer. He was a key founder of U.S. Steel in 1901, bringing together partners J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab. The city of Gary, Indiana, a steel town, was named for him when it was founded in 1906. Gary, West Virginia was also named after him. When trust busting President Theodore Roosevelt said that Gary was head of the steel trust, Gary considered it a compliment. The two men communicated in a nonconfrontational way unlike Roosevelt's communications with leaders of other trusts.
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