signature and date: lower left: "John C. Johansen - 59"
A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Olds graduated from Yale and Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1910. He joined the New York law firm of White and Case in 1911, and was elected to the board of directors of United States Steel in 1936. He became chairman of the board four years later, and held that office until his death. Olds was a director of numerous and varied institutions, including the Cooper Union museum and The New-York Historical Society.
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
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