John Campbell Greenway statue
By WacoKidd110 @ 2011-11-11 18:12:48
John Campbell Greenway (July 6, 1872 – January 19, 1926) was an American mining, steel and railroad executive: a man of many trades in many states. He also had a distinguished career as a soldier, both cavalry and infantry.
Greenway was born in Huntsville, Alabama, and attended Phillips Academy, Andover and then the University of Virginia and graduated in 1895 from the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. His early employment as a furnace helper for the Carnegie Steel Company was brief, as he joined Roosevelt's Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War. After earning a Silver Star for his courageous service at the Battle of San Juan Hill, he was recommended for promotion to brevet captain by Colonel Roosevelt.