Philanthropist-Steelmaker Remembered In Scotland
DUNFERMLINE, Scotland (AP) _ Officials from 20 Andrew Carnegie trusts and foundations in the United States and Europe this weekend are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the steel magnate who gave away $350 million.
The major event is a three-day conference on peace, industrial relations, technology and philanthropy at Dunfermline, Carnegie’s hometown, 13 miles northwest of Edinburgh.
Speakers include Kingman Brewster, former U.S. ambassador to Britain.
Carnegie was born Nov. 25, 1835. His family emigrated to Pittsburgh in 1848. In 1901 he sold Carnegie Steel to banker J.P. Morgan and retired with $225 million.
He set up benevolent trusts and foundations in the United States and Europe.
Carnegie died in 1919 in Lenox, Mass.