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1962 Horatio Alger Award Winner

Frank G. Atkinson*

Former President
Joseph Dixon Crucible Company

"Applying the Golden Rule isn't merely good business, it's the only way to live."

Frank G. Atkinson, chairman and president of the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, began as an office boy. As he advanced in his career, young Atkinson realized he needed a formal education. He studied at home and attended night classes at Rutgers and New York University. He later taught night classes in industrial management at a Rutgers extension school. His management abilities earned him higher positions and 40 years after he joined the company, he was named president. The Joseph Dixon Crucible Company is known as "the house that graphite built" because almost everything it makes is based on the mineral graphite. Dixon's Ticonderoga pencil is known worldwide.

* Deceased