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 Arthur Vining Davis

Arthur Vining Davis

Birth
Sharon, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 17 Nov 1962 (aged 95)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 2618 · View Source
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Industrialist, Philanthropist. Born in Sharon, Massachusetts, he graduated from Amherst College, in 1888 and moved to Pittsburgh, to take a job in the modern aluminum industry. He soon helped set up the Pittsburgh Reduction Company and became general manager of the firm in the 1890s. Knowing the importance of aluminum, he became president of the new Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), in 1910, chairman of the board in 1928 and developed the aluminum industry in the United States. He played a particularly prominent role in the aluminum production drive during World War II and for his work was presented a Presidential Certificate of Merit. Davis remained chairman of Alcoa until he resigned in 1957, retired to Florida and began a career in real estate. He died at age 95 in Florida, with a wealth of $350 million.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2618
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Vining Davis (30 May 1867–17 Nov 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2618, citing Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .