Edward Julius Berwind
|Edward Julius Berwind|
|Died||August 18, 1936
Newport, Rhode Island
|West Laurel Hill Cemetery|
|Education||United States Naval Academy|
|Relatives||Julia A. Berwind, sister
Sarah Vesta Herminie Torrey, wife
Edward Julius Berwind (June 17, 1848 - August 18, 1936) was the founder of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company. He was head of the company from 1886 until 1930.
Berwind entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in July 1865 and graduated in June 1869 as a midshipman. He was promoted to ensign in July 1870 and to master (equivalent to the modern rank of lieutenant, junior grade) in March 1872. He was placed on the Retired List in May 1875.
Upon leaving the Navy, Berwind went into business with his one of his brothers, Charles, and Judge Allison White co-founding Berwind, White & Company, which was incorporated as Berwind-White in 1886.
Berwind worked closely with J.P. Morgan in the consolidation, reorganization, integration, and expansion of his coal mining operations. In his day he was also considered to be the world's largest individual owner of coal mining properties. Berwind also refused to bargain with his employees, making his mines among the last open shops in the coal fields.
Edward J. Berwind House, 64th Street & 5th Avenue, New York City (1886).
- "Julia A. Berwind, A Society Figure. Leader Here and in Newport Dies. Did Welfare Work". New York Times. May 18, 1961. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- "E. J. Berwind Dies. Coal Operator, 88; Said to Have Been Country's Largest Individual Owner of Bituminous Mines. Also a Patron of the Arts. Colleague of J. Pierpont Morgan Had Wide Railroad, Utilities and Steel Interests.". New York Times. August 19, 1936. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- A legacy company continues to operate today as the Berwind Company
- Edward Julius Berwind at Harvard
- Edward Julius Berwind at West Laurel Hill Cemetery
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