Harry Holiday Jr.

In recognition of his contribution to the production of very large tonnages in blast furnaces achieved through the skillful use of agglomerated materials and operating practices.

AIME J.E. Johnson, Jr. Award in 1960

Harry Holiday, Jr., was born in Pittsburgh in 1923. In 1941, he spent one year at the University of  Michigan but World War II interrupted his studies and he spent over three years in the U. S. Army, being discharged with the rank of Captain. Returning to the University of Michigan, he received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering in 1949 and was graduated with honors.

Mr. Holiday joined Armco Steel Corporation at its Middle. town, Ohio, Works in 1949. In 1951, he became a combustion engineer in the open hearth department and, beginning in 1953, spent several years on special assignment for the administration department of the plant. In 1955, he became assistant to the superintendent of blast furnaces at the Hamilton plant and, in 1957, superintendent of the blast furnace at the Middletown Works. In 1959 he was named assistant general superintendent in charge of all steel plant operations.