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Andrew Carnegie - Early life, Early career, Industrialist, 1901–1915: philanthropist, Later personal life, Controversies, Philosophy, Writings, Trivia


Industrialist and philanthropist, born in Dunfermline, Fife, E Scotland, UK. Although he had only a primary-school education, he grew up in a family that valued ideas and books as well as progressive social and economic reforms. His father was a handloom weaver, and he brought his family to the USA in 1848, where they joined relatives in Allegheny (now Pittsburgh), PA.

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