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Elias Anton Cappelen Smith

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Elias Anton Cappelen Smith (6 November 1873 – 25 June 1949) was a Norwegian American chemical engineer, civil engineer and metallurgist. He pioneered copper production in the early 20th century. Among his achievements were the fr and the Guggenheim process. Background Cappelen Smith was born at Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. He was the son of Elias Anton Smith (1842–1912), founder of E.A. Smith AS and Ingeborg Anna Røvig (1846–1923). His middle name Cappelen is from the family of his paternal grandmother, Marie Severine Cappelen (died 1900) married to Peder Høegh Smith (died 1881). He grew up as the eldest son among nine children and attended the Trondheim Cathedral School. He was educated as a chemist at no, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, taking his final exam in 1893. The same year he emigrated to the United States. Career Cappelen Smith started working as an assistant chemist at Armour and Company in Chicago in 1893. Cappelen Smith
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