A Classification of American Wealth
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   Andrew Carnegie - iron industrialist and steel king

Page entitled : Early career of Andrew Carnegie

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How Andrew Carnegie started as a telegraph operator and rose to be superintendent of the Pennsylvania railroad, his investments and opportunities

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... at the age of seventeen, Andrew Carnegie was hired as a personal telegraph operator to Thomas Scott at a salary of $35 a month . If the increased income was a gratification, the position at the side of a man who would become one of America’s leading railroad executives was even more rewarding, both in terms of experience and opportunity to get rich. As Scott rose on the corporate ladder of the Pennsylvania Railroad,  ...


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