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Looking behind the Bushes – Great moments in a great American family

Rediscovered and  posted for archival purposes. The original still exists- http://prorev.com/bush2.htm

19th century

CONSORTIUM NEWS –
In the late 19th Century, Samuel Bush moved to Ohio from Orange,
New Jersey, where he had attended the nearby Stevens Institute
of Technology in Hoboken. He made the first big move in his manufacturing
career as an engineer with Buckeye Steel Castings Company, which
produced gun barrels and railroad parts. Samuel Bush became a
confidante of the company’s president, Frank Rockefeller, a brother
of the enormously wealthy and powerful John D. Rockefeller, who
owned Standard Oil. Another participant in Buckeye Steel was
railroad baron E.H. Harriman. . .

1908

CONSORTIUM NEWS
Samuel Bush took over from Frank Rockefeller as president of
the company in 1908, and held that job for the next 20 years.
. . Samuel Bush’s Buckeye Steel made the gun barrels for Remington.
. . During World War I, Remington supplied 67 percent of all
the weapons and ammunition used by the Allied forces.

Samuel’s son, Prescott Bush, served as
an artillery liaison officer with the French forces during the
war and wrote back home about his heroic exploits in letters
that were published. But the exploits proved to be fabricated,
forcing Prescott to apologize. But that didn’t deter him – or
dim his career prospects. . .
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