U.S. Steel President Paul Wilhelm Dies
Pittsburgh, PA - Paul J. Wilhelm, vice chairman of USX Corporation and president of U. S. Steel Group died April 27, 2001 of complications from cancer. He was 59.
Mr. Wilhelm is survived by his widow, the former Carol A. Diehl; two sons, Thomas and Jay; and his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Wilhelm, all of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Wilhelm served as president of U. S. Steel since 1994 and as a member of the board of directors of USX since 1995. He was elected vice chairman of the board last year.
"Paul Wilhelm was a people-oriented and visionary leader of U. S. Steel," said USX Chairman Thomas J. Usher. "He was a man full of life. We will miss him more than we can say.
"He led U. S. Steel into a period of growth and expansion at home and internationally.
"He was an executive who began his career as a turn foreman after graduation from Carnegie Tech and rose through the ranks to the top of the company. His leadership was marked by a genuine concern and affection for his people. "As president of U. S. Steel, he held various industry leadership positions and became an articulate and passionate spokesman for the cause of the American steel industry and its people. He fought the good fight in the ongoing battle over steel imports and their impact on our industry."
Mr. Wilhelm, was a native of Pittsburgh, a graduate of South Hills Catholic High School and was graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.