The Mt. Washington Seven

(Revised and Expanded Edition)

by William R. Phillippe



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/19/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9798369421901
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9798369421918
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9798369421925

About the Book

Three strong young men sit at an inn in Colmar, Alsace. It’s 1880 and they are about to graduate from university all with honors and are debating taking ship for the US. After immigration they find the German community in Lower East Side and with their help get train tickets to Pittsburgh where one had an uncle in business. As time goes on they find two more guys and two women all of whom are from the original three. The seven become close in grade and high school and all go to different colleges in America. After graduation they find each other again, form a corporation, get an office on the top of Mt. Washington and begin careers that make them major owners of much property in the city. They are very successful and become nationally known for their unusual techniques in business. Bob, the leader, falls in love with Martha, the daughter of the CEO of Douglass Steel, marries her and they have three children. Bob becomes Chair of his District, then Chair of the City Council and finally mayor of Pittsburgh. Martha, MD, becomes head of cancer research and is given several awards for her research. The seven of them stay close all through their fantastic careers.

About the Author

William R. Phillippe was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was mostly raised by his grandfather, a politician who, for fifty-five years held the position Chief of the Bureau of Electricity of the City of Pittsburgh.. When he retired he took over the job of raising the boy because his father, an electrician, was going to the night school of the University of Pittsburgh to get his Engineer Degree and his mother was teaching high school English. Dr. Phillippe, a graduate of Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, where he majored in philosophy and ethics, has published four books, a number of articles, and has spoken at several Universities and Colleges..