Titanic Victim George D. Wick - Iron & Steel Company Executive
George D. Wick, of Youngstown, Ohio, was one of the passengers lost in the wreck of the “Titanic.” He had been connected with the iron interests of the Mahoning Valley all his active life, succeeding his father, who was a well-known ironmaster. Col. Wick was vice-president of the Union Iron & Steel Co., Youngstown, when it was sold to the National Steel Co., now part of the Carnegie Steel Co.’s works.
He then became vice-president of the Republic Iron & Steel Co., with offices in Chicago, but after one year with James A. Campbell, he founded the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., at Youngstown. Because of ill health, Mr. Wick retired from the presidency of that company.
Later he purchased control of the Carry Iron & Steel Co., at Cleveland, and about a year ago merged it with the Empire Iron & Steel Co., of Niles, Ohio. On the formation recently of the Brier Hill Steel Co., he sold out his interests in the Empire company.