Eaton, Cyrus S(tephen)

born Dec. 27, 1883, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Can.
died May 9, 1979, near Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

U.S.-Canadian industrialist and philanthropist.

Entering business in 1907, he built several electric-power plants in western Canada and soon diversified into other utilities, banking, and steel in the U.S. In 1930 he merged several steel companies to form Republic Steel, the third-largest U.S. steel company. He lost most of his fortune in the Great Depression but subsequently made another one. An advocate of nuclear disarmament and improved Soviet-U.S. relations, he helped inaugurate the Pugwash Conferences in 1957.

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  • Eaton, Cyrus S(tephen) — (27 dic. 1883, Pugwash, Nueva Escocia, Canadá–9 may. 1979, cerca de Cleveland, Ohio, EE.UU.). Industrial y filántropo estadounidense y canadiense. Se inició en los negocios en 1907 y construyó varias centrales eléctricas en Canadá occidental;… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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