Biography of W. J. McKeown
Cambria County, PA Biographies





W. J. McKeown is a highly esteemed business man of Johnstown, where he is general manager of the Central Contractors Supply Company. He was born in Pittsburgh, where he spent the early years of his life. After completing his schooling he entered the offices of the Carnegie Steel Company, in Pittsburgh, and was later connected with the sales department of the Universal Portland Cement Company. He was identified with the Atlas Cement Company of New York City at the time of his enlistment for service during the World War. Mr. McKeown served with the First Division with the rank of captain and served overseas for 18 months.

After his discharge from the army in 1919 Mr. McKeown returned to the employ of the Atlas Cement Company, with whom he was identifled until 1922, when he accepted his present position with the Central Contractors Supply Company.

George E. Prindible is vice president of the Central Contractors Supply Company, He is also president of the First National Bank of Patton, president of the Grange National Bank of Patton, and president of the Keystone Bank of Spangler, He is prominent in banking circles of Cam bria County as well as various business activities, being identified with the Patton Clay Manufacturing Company, president of the Binghamton (N. Y.) Company, the Consolidated Brick Company of Horseheads, N. Y., and the Lock Haven Brick & Tile Company. He is largely interested in the distributing yards for this line of products in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Buffalo, Altoona, Johnstown and Pittsburgh. Mr. Prindible has been president of the Sewer Pipe Manufacturers' Association for many years and is interested in oil developments in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas, being head of several corporations in those states.

W. J. McKeown is a Republican, a member of the Catholic Church, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Elks Lodge.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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