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Schwab, Charles M. 1862- Manufacturer; born in Williamsburg, Pa., April 18, 1862; graduated at St. Francis College, Loretto, Pa., in 1880; secured employment as stakedriver in the engineering corps of the Edgar Thompson Steel Works; was made superintendent of that plant in 1881, and served in that capacity till 1887, when he was appointed superintendent of the Homestead Steel Works. In 1897 he became president of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, and when the United States Steel Corporation, which purchased the Carnegie Steel Company, the Federal Steel Company, and other large steel interests, was organized, he was elected president of the great combination. He founded an industrial school in Homestead, Pa., built a Catholic church in Loretto, Pa., at a cost of $150,000, and has been noted otherwise as a public benefactor. See trusts.