Schwab, Charles M., an American manufacturer; born in Williamsburg, Pa., April 18, 1862. At the age of 18 he went to work for the Edgar Thomson Steel Works and rose rapidly. He was superintendent, first of the Edgar Thomson, and afterward of the Homestead Steel Works, and took management of both in 1892; became President of the U. S. Steel Corporation in 1901; resigned 1903, owing to ill-health. Is a director of the U. S. Shipbuilding Corporation and others.
Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.