U.S. Business: Personalities: Feb. 7, 1964

THEY'VE been growing their own chairmen there for years," said a steelman last week after Bethlehem Steel Chairman Arthur B. Homer, 67, stepped down in favor of Vice-Chairman Edmund Fible Martin, 61. Husky (6 ft. 3 in., 200 Ibs.) Ed Martin is as homegrown as Homer, who spent nearly half a century with the company. Chicago-born, Martin graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology at 19, immediately became a Bethlehem management trainee. From sweeping floors, he advanced to become manager of the company's Lackawanna plant and successively president and vice-chairman. Even as vice-chairman, he was seldom heard from; the tradition at Bethlehem...

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