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James H. Laughlin

James H. Laughlin
Born March 1, 1806
County Down, Ireland
Died December 18, 1882
Occupation financier
Known for Jones and Laughlin Steel
Religion Presbyterian
Spouse(s) Ann Irwin
Children Eliza Irwin Laughlin, James Laughlin
Parents James and Eliza Laughlin
Relatives James Laughlin IV, Irwin B. Laughlin, Duncan Phillips

James H. Laughlin was a pioneer of the iron and steel industry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born March 1, 1806 near Portaferry in County Down.[1] Laughlin died on December 18, 1882.[2]


  • Steel industry 1
  • Involvement in Pittsburgh 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Steel industry

In 1854, Laughlin bought the retiring J&L Steel.[3][4]

Involvement in Pittsburgh

In 1844, Laughlin was appointed as a First National Bank of Pittsburgh,[2][6] later Pittsburgh National Bank.[7]

Laughlin was the first president of the Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh.

He was a founder of the Pennsylvania Female College,[2] which later became Chatham University.


  1. ^ Boucher, John Newton (1908). A century and a half of Pittsburg and her people. Lewis Pub. Co. p. 213.  |OCLC=13928977
  2. ^ a b c d Thurston, George H. (1888). Allegheny county's hundred years. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library. pp. 258–260. 
  3. ^ "Family's Fourth".  
  4. ^ "Jones-Laughlin Steel to be Reorganized" (PDF). The New York Times (Aug. 6). 1922. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  5. ^ Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa (1910). The Allegheny cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa: its origin and early history, also a report of its condition, progress and business during thelast ten years, June 1, 1900-May 31, 1910. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library. p. 13. 
  6. ^ White, Edward (1903). A century of banking in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library. p. 19. 
  7. ^ "Corporate History". PNC Legacy Project. PNC Financial Services. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

External links

  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Historical Records, 1871-1953, AIS.1973.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Records of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation, MSS#33, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.

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