Benjamin Fairless, BSCE, Hon.D. ’35

ONU alumnus Benjamin Fairless

An industrial titan, Benjamin Fairless turned U.S. Steel into the largest steel producer in the world during World War II and the post-war era. He served on an advisory panel for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and received the U.S. Medal for Merit--the highest civilian decoration in the U.S. at the time, for his manufacturing impact during the war.