Biography of Henry Phipps


Phipps, Henry. Manufacturer. Born in Philadelphia, 1839. Worked in stores in Pittsburgh, 1852-56; office boy and bookkeeper, 1856-61; partner in Bidwell & Phipps, agents for Dupont Powder Company, 1861. Also partner in small iron mill, Kloman & Phipps; later associated with Thomas M. and Andrew Carnegie in iron and steel manufacture, building up large fortune, and having, next to Carnegie, largest interest in Carnegie Steel Company. Director of United States Steel Corporation.