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Andrew Carnegie
1311 Andrew Carnegie
Actor Philip Craig
Seen The Murdoch Sting
Gender Male
Status Historical
Job American Business Tycoon
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist and millionaire introduced in Season 7 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Philip Craig.

History

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.[* ]

Carnegie's donations created open and free libraries across North America, many of which still stand in Toronto and southern Ontario today.

Appearance and Mention

The Murdoch Sting

  • 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.

Staring Blindly into the Future

  • 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!"

Gallery


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence Meyers • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordPeter Stebbings as James PendrickErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Nigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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