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DOUGHERTY, JOHN W., superintendent of the blast furnace department, Pennsylvania Steel Company, was born in Worcester, Mass., August 17, 1867. He is a son of James and Margaret (Geinham) Dougherty. His parents removed to Pittsburgh in 1870, and in 1875 came to Steelton. After graduating from the Steelton high school he took a course at Ulrich's preparatory school and graduated from the mining and engineering department of Lehigh University in 1889. He learned the open hearth business, and in January, 1890, was made foreman of the open hearth department of the Pennsylvania Steel Company. In January, 1892, he became superintendent of the blast furnace department, which position he has since filled. He is a stockholder in the Harrisburg Trust Company. He is independent in politics. Mr. Dougherty was married, in 1893, to Miss Caroline, daughter of Patrick McNiff, of Harrisburg.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Robert Demy for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 4 August 2001

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