James H. Laughlin
|James H. Laughlin|
|Born||March 1, 1806
County Down, Ireland
|Died||December 18, 1882|
|Known for||Jones and Laughlin Steel|
|Children||Eliza Irwin Laughlin, James Laughlin|
|Parents||James and Eliza Laughlin|
|Relatives||James Laughlin IV, Irwin B. Laughlin, Duncan Phillips|
In 1854, Laughlin bought the retiring Bernard Lauth's interest in the steel partnership with Benjamin Franklin Jones. The company was renamed Jones and Laughlin in 1861, later reorganized as J&L Steel.
Involvement in Pittsburgh
In 1844, Laughlin was appointed as a corporator to the board responsible for establishing the Allegheny Cemetery. In 1852, Laughlin and his associates, including B.F. Jones, founded a banking organization that, when chartered, was the First National Bank of Pittsburgh, later Pittsburgh National Bank.
- Boucher, John Newton (1908). A century and a half of Pittsburg and her people. Lewis Pub. Co. p. 213. |OCLC=13928977
- Thurston, George H. (1888). Allegheny county's hundred years. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library. pp. 258–260.
- "Family's Fourth". Time (April 13). April 13, 1936. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
- "Jones-Laughlin Steel to be Reorganized" (PDF). The New York Times (Aug. 6). 1922. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
- Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa (1910). The Allegheny cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa: its origin and early history, also a report of its condition, progress and business during thelast ten years, June 1, 1900-May 31, 1910. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library. p. 13.
- White, Edward (1903). A century of banking in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library. p. 19.
- "Corporate History". PNC Legacy Project. PNC Financial Services. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Historical Records, 1871-1953, AIS.1973.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.
- Records of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation, MSS#33, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
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