Andrew Carnegie, born in Dumfermline, Scotland in 1835, came to Pittsburgh in 1845, and started his career at twelve by attending a small stationary engine. He switched to being a telegraph messenger and later an operator with the Altantic and Ohio Co. and was one of the first to read telegraphic signals by sound. He joined the Pittsburgh Division of the Pennsylvania Railrod as clerk to the superintendant and manager of the telegraph lines. There he met Mr. Woodruff, inventor of the sleeping car, recognized its merit and promoted its use. This gave him the nucleus of his wealth. He was promoted superintendant of the Pittsburgh divison of the Pennsylvania Rairoad, and, as is well known went on to contract the largest iron and steel industries in the world as well as mines and eighteen newspapers. He is remembered also for his outstanding philanthropy.
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