Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) rose from poverty to become one of America's wealthiest business magnates; his philanthropic legacy lives on today. Born in Scotland, Carnegie immigrated to America in 1848 and gradually built his wealth through personal connections and savvy investments in railroads, oil, and infrastructure. In 1892, he formed the Carnegie Steel Company, which was eventually sold to J. P. Morgan to form U. S. Steel. Carnegie's last years were focused on philanthropic and educational pursuits, especially through his foundation of libraries.
Dr. Frederick Lapisardi enjoys bringing Mr. Carnegie back to his libraries and has also portrayed him for Scottish heritage events.
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