This `Barracuda' Is Still On The Attack

They called him "the smiling barracuda." During his stormy eight-year tenure as president of U.S. Steel Group, Thomas C. Graham's relentless cost-cutting and push for productivity gains turned the once-endangered steelmaker into the industry's top major producer. Wall Street loved him, but that wasn't enough to save his job. In late 1990, Graham was removed as president and given the ceremonial title of vice-chairman of parent company USX Corp. Eight months later, he was gone.

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