Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Frick, Henry Clay

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FRICK, Henry Clay, manufacturer, b. in West Overton, Pa., 19 Dec., 1849. After an English education, he began his business life as a clerk for his grandfather, who was a merchant and distiller in Fayette county. Later he embarked in the coke trade, which increased until the business was than all the other houses in the United States combined. He is president of the H. C. Frick coke company, also of the Carnegie steel company of Pittsburg. He first came into public notice by his extremely able and vigorous management during the famous strike at the Homestead works in 1892, when he was several times wounded, being both shot and stabbed by the rioters. In the summer of 1899 he went abroad and visited his former partner, Andrew Carnegie, at Skibo castle, in the north of Scotland.