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Henry LeRoy Randall

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Henry LeRoy Randall (1891-1947)


1947 Obituary [1]

Mr. Henry LeRoy Randall, President of The Riverside Metal Company, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., died in Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital, Riverside, on 18 February 1947.

He was born in New Milford, Connecticut, on 13 October 1891, and was educated in the New Milford High School, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and Yale Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University.

Immediately after his graduation from Yale in 1914, Mr. Randall became associated with the American Brass Company of Waterbury, Connecticut, and remained with that organization until 1916, during which time he was affiliated with the Torrington, Connecticut, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, branches of the Company. His innate executive ability, his fine mind and educational background, combined with his valuable experience with the American Brass Company laid the foundation for his outstanding success in the field of metallurgy in his later life. Obituary 881

As assistant works manager, Mr. Randall came to The Riverside Metal Company in 1916 and advanced rapidly until he was elected President of the Company in November 1920 at the age of 29. This position he held until 1942 when, by merger of The Riverside Metal Company and its Associate, the present Keystone Watch Case Division, he became President of the combined Companies.

During World War II he served as a member of the Brass Mill Advisory Committee of the War Production Board, and by his sane and balanced opinions contributed valuable service, not only to his own Company, but to the brass industry as a whole. He was also a member of the Army Ordnance Association and the Copper and Brass Research Association. Mr. Randall's career was not unlike that of many others, in that practically his entire business life was devoted to one Company, in his case The Riverside Metal Company, the advancement and welfare of which filled his waking hours.

He became a member of the Institute of Metals in 1929. JOHN F. HACKETT.



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