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Cyrus Eaton

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton

Profession: Steel Magnate

United States of America

Biography: One of the most powerful financiers in the American Midwest. He funded and helped organize the first Pugwash Conference on World Peace and nuclear disarmament in 1957.

Born: December 27, 1883
Birthplace: Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: May 9, 1979 (aged 95)

Historical Events

  • 1955-07-13 Industrialist Cyrus Eaton first offers to host a conference on dangers of nuclear weapons in Pugwash, Nova Scotia
  • 1957-07-08 First Pugwash Conference, the "Thinkers Lodge" held on nuclear disarmament at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, founded by Joseph Rotblat and hosted by Cyrus Eaton

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