1957 Horatio Alger Award Winner
"Believe in yourself and what you can achieve."
Gwilym Price was born in 1895 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. His father, who died when Price was 16, worked in a tin mill. Forced to leave high school, Price took a secretarial course and went to work full time. After studying at night and on weekends, he was able to enter the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He graduated as the youngest member of his class in 1917. He served in the Army during World War I and advanced to captain while overseas. After the war, he practiced law and then served one term in the state legislature. From there, he changed to a banking career and rose to the presidency of the People's First National Bank and Trust Company in Pittsburgh. He joined Westinghouse Electric Corporation as vice president in 1946 at the age of 50. He was elected chairman of the board of directors in 1955.* Deceased