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Object ID 2009.049.0001
Object Name Print, Photocopy
Collection Severns, E. P.
Date 1963
Description 1963 Continental Steel Board of Directors

Information from portrait back:
Sitting (l-r):
R. K. Clifford: Director. Employed during school vacation periods at Kokomo Steel & Wire Company. Started permanent employment as Chief Chemist for the company in 1916, some two years after graduation from University of Michigan. General Superintendent 1925, Vice President operations 1939, Director 1941, President and Chairman Executive Committee 1947, Chairman of Board 1955. Retired 1958.

E. P. Severns: Director, Chairman of the Board, Member Executive Committee. Began service at Chapman Price Steel Company, Indianapolis, as a sales representative in 1922. Was Sales Manager there at time of formation of Continental Steel in 1927, then became Sheet Sales Manager for Kokomo and Indianapolis plants and in 1938 named Sheet Sales Manager for Continental plants. In 1939, Vice President in Charge of Sales. Named Director and President and Chairman of Executive Committee in 1955. Chairman of Board and President in 1958. Retired from Presidency in 1962 and continues as Chairman of Board.

W. G. Harter: Director, President, Chairman Executive Committee. Upon graduation in engineering from Purdue University in 1922 began employment with Chapman Price Steel Company, Indianapolis. Served as Engineer and Buyer. In 1934 named Credit Manager of Continental Steel Corporation; 1937 Assistant Treasurer; 1940 Secretary and Assistant Treasurer; 1943 Director; 1955 Vice President and Treasurer. Named Executive Vice President and Treasurer in 1958; President and Chairman of Executive Committee in 1962.

Urlin K. Becker: Director. Worked for Canton Sheet Steel Co., Canton, Ohio, in cost and auditing department from 1912 to 1919, then went to the newly formed Superior Sheet Steel Co. as Secretaru and became the first Secretary of Continental Steel Corporation in 1927; Vice President, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer in 1931, Director 1933. Elected Vice President and Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee in 1940. Retired 1955.

S. C. Land: Director since 1955. Entered employment of Kokomo Steel & Wire Company in 1917. By the time of formation of Continental Steel in 1927 was Cost Accountant; Controller 1930; Assistant Secretary and Controller 1931. Secretary and Controller 1955; Executive Committee 1956. Retired 1962.

Arthur L. Miller: Director, Vice President-Operations. Came to Continental in 1933 upon graduation from Purdue University as an engineer, was made Superintendent of Machine Shop in 1939, then Assistant Chief Engineer in 1946. Became Assistant General Superintendent in 1947, General Superintendent in 1954, and named Vice President in charge of operations in 1956. Elected to the Board of Directors on January 1, 1962.

William P. Flynn: Director since 1956. Director and Chairman of Board Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Howard C. Williams: Director, Vice President-Sales. Graduate of Indiana University, entered employment with Continental in 1934 as a Sales Trainee. Advanced through varied sales positions until his appointment in 1953 as General Sales Manager. Named Vice President in charge of Sales in March, 1955, and elected to the Board of Directors on January 1, 1962.

John P. Fredrick: Director since 1943. President, Dirilyte Company of America, Inc., Kokomo, Indiana, making castings, tableware.

Carroll Blachar: Director since February 1963. President and Director of Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc., Plainfield, Indiana.

George V. Reed: Director, Vice President and Treasurer, Member of Executive Committee. Upon graduation from Indiana University's School of Commerce and Finance in 1933, came with Continental in the Cost and Credit Departments. Named Credit Manager in 194? and Assistant Treasurer in 1955. Elected Vice President and Treasurer and a member of Executive Committee March 20, 1962. Elected to Board of Directors on January 1, 1963.

People Clifford, R. K.
Severns, E. P.
Harter, W. G.
Becker, Urlin K.
Land, S. G.
Miller, Arthur
Flynn, William P.
Williams, Howard
Fredrick, John P.
Blachar, Carroll
Reed, George
Search Terms Continental Steel Corporation
Subjects Steel industry
Clothing & dress -- Men's
Hairstyles -- Men's
Board of directors