Andrew Carnegie


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Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the most important philanthropists of his era.

Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1848. His first job in the United States was... more »

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  • ''I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.''
    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. Inscription in album. Quoted in Burton J. Hendrick, Life of Andrew Carnegie, vol. 1, ...
  • ''I can't afford to pay them any other way.''
    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. quoted in Burton J. Hendrick, Life of Andrew Carnegie, vol. 1, ch. 15, sct. 2 (1932)....
  • ''Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.''
    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. quoted in Life of Andrew Carnegie, ch. 15, sct. 2, Burton J. Hendrick (1932). Ref...
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