George Stinson

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Person.png George StinsonRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, businessman)
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Bornc. 1915
Died19 November 1999 (Age 84)
Cause of death
Alma materNorthwestern University, Columbia University Law School

George Arthur Stinson was chief executive National Steel, the fourth-largest producer of steel in the United States.[1]

Early Life

George Stinson was born in Camden, Arkansas, and graduated from Northwestern University in 1936. He earned an L.L.D. degree at Columbia University Law School in 1939 and was admitted to the New York bar that year.[1]

In World War II he rose to lieutenant colonel as an intelligence officer in the Army Air Forces and was decorated with the Legion of Merit. After the war he joined the United States attorney general's office.


He spent the 1950's as a partner dealing with tax laws in what is now Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, a prominent international law firm based in Manhattan. In 1961, at age 46, he abruptly changed course to become secretary and a vice president with the National Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh.[1]

He rose rapidly, becoming president in 1963 and chief executive the next year. He held the chief executive post until 1980, concurrently serving as chairman from 1972 to 1981 and helping to diversify the company.

National Steel, the country's fourth-largest producer of steel, became a subsidiary of the Japanese steelmaker NKK in the early 1980's. Stinson remained a board member of National Steel until 1986.[1]

He was a past chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute and the International Iron and Steel Institute, and a director of the Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Ralston-Purina Company. He was a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh and the George C. Marshall Foundation.

In 1976 he served President Gerald Ford as national chairman of the Bicentennial Savings Bond Drive. Just before that he sat on the Presidential Commission on International Trade and Investment Policy.[1]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
New Jersey
Princeton University
The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US