Leadership

J. T. Ryan Dead

Issue 3 and Volume 94.

J. T. Ryan Dead J. T. Ryan, President of Mine Safety Appliance Company, Pittsburgh, Pa., died on February 20 in Miami, Fla., at the age of fifty-seven years. Mr. Ryan was a native of Huntingdon County, Pa., and graduated from Penn State College in 1908 with a degree in Mining Engineering. From 1911 to 1914, he was in charge of the mine rescue and safety, and mine lamp testing division of the United States Bureau of Mines. In 1914, he and George H. Deike of Pittsburgh founded the Mine Safety Appliance Company which is said to be one of the largest manufacturing concerns of mining and industrial safety equipment in the country. In 1915, Mr. Ryan worked with T. A. Edison in the inventor’s laboratory in New Jersey, on the design and development of the Edison Safety Cap Lamp, which is so universally used today in underground coal and metal…

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