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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Nelson Powell Hulst

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Nelson Powell Hulst (1842-1923)


1923 Obituary [1]

NELSON POWELL HULST died at his home in Milwaukee on January 11, 1923.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1842. and was graduated from Yale University in 1867 with the degrees of B.A. and Ph.D.

He went to Milwaukee in 1870 as chemist to the old Milwaukee Iron Co., now the Bay View Works of the Illinois Steel Co.

In 1872 he was sent to Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for work of exploration on behalf of the Menominee Mining Co., and through the discovery of the famous Pewabic mines was virtually the discoverer of the range and largely responsible for its development.

He became president and manager of the Pewabic Mining Co., manager of the Menominee Mining Co., and also acted in an official capacity for several other corporations exploiting that region. He was afterwards appointed general manager of the Oliver Iron Mining Company. He held this position until the advent of the United States Steel Corporation in 1901.

He then became vice-president of the Oliver Iron Mining Company in special charge of geology and exploration, and retained that position until his retirement in 1905.

He was a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1904.



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