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Cassatt, Alexander Johnston

Born: 1839 AD
Died: 1906 AD
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1839 – Born on December 8th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Andrew Johnston Cassatt was an engineer who became the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad. One of his greatest achievements was the construction of Penn Station in New York City.

1859 – Cassatt graduated as a civil engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.

1861 – Cassatt joined the Pennsylvania Railroad.

1882 – He was top vice president and in line to become president, Cassatt retired suddenly to breed racehorses and farm stock.

1899 – The railroad faced fiscal crises, he returned as the president of Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

         – Under Cassatt, the railroad’s earnings doubled and its freight volume increased by half.

1900 – Cassatt acquired the Long Island Rail Road and incorporated it into a grand plan to link the Pennsylvania Railroad with New York City and the New England rail system.

1906 – Died on December 28th.

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