|Seen||The Murdoch Sting|
|Job||American Business Tycoon|
|Comments||This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.|
Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born (1835-1919), was an American industrialist who amassed a fortune in the steel industry then became a major philanthropist. Carnegie worked in a Pittsburgh cotton factory as a boy before rising to the position of division superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1859.
While working for the railroad, he invested in various ventures, including iron and oil companies, and made his first fortune by the time he was in his early 30s. In the early 1870s, he entered the steel business, and over the next two decades became a dominant force in the industry. In 1901, he sold the Carnegie Steel Company to banker John Pierpont Morgan for $480 million. Carnegie then devoted himself to philanthropy, eventually giving away more than $350 million.[* ]
Appearance and Mention
- Andrew Carnegie first appears to the police who assumes he is there to meet with Cassie Chadwick, his alleged illegitimate daughter. Carnegie vehemently disagrees, telling them that this Cassie Chadwick was of no relation to him whatsoever.
- After the case is solved and Eva Pearce is arrested, Carnegie appears at a library he is opening, where he's invited the Constabulary. He tells them about another Cassie Chadwick who had married a respectable doctor in Cleveland, causing them to realize they had been duped.
Bad Pennies (mention)
- 1892 Homestead strike and riot.
- Andrew Carnegie is the sixth speaker at the Pendrick Symposium. He talks about living his life "by my rule of thirds; the first third of my life was spent gaining an education. The second third was spent making money. A lot of money. In the last third of my life, I am going to give it all away".
- Whereupon at the end of Carnegie's speech, Emma Goldman gives his a hard right hook in front of the cameras: "This is for the workers!"