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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

January 6th


Born this day in 1794, Rebecca Lukens. Lukens inherited her family's Brandywine Iron Mills and turned this business into one of the most successful steel works in US history.
Making boilerplates and track for the nation's growing railways.
Rebecca Lukens is believed to the first woman to head a industrial company in the United States. Lukens was inducted into the Fortune 500 magazine's National Industrial Business List Hall of Fame,in 1982. Coming in at #395. And yes, Ms. Lukens was married (her husband was a physician) and they had a family. Oh, her husband supported Lukens great head for business.