PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, may 6, 1957

¶ Ernest Tener Weir, 81, last steelman still running a major steel company he founded, stepped down as chairman and chief executive of National Steel Corp. because of ill health. At 15 Weir started working for a Pittsburgh wire company for $3 a week, at 30 acquired a broken-down West Virginia tin-plate mill and built it into the nation's sixth largest steel company, with 1956 assets of $675 million and $664 million of sales. In his career Weir fought the Government, unions and fellow steelmakers; his is the only sizable steel company not organized by the United Steelworkers. To succeed...

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