A Real Steelman For Usx

Last December, when USX Corp. Chairman Charles A. Corry was arrested in Washington for carrying a loaded gun into a federal building, the response in Pittsburgh was quiet glee. Corry, who faced a misdemeanor charge that later was dropped, has never been a favorite in Steeltown. After all, he was the one who pushed U.S. Steel into the energy business, with a $6.5 billion buyout of Marathon Oil Co. in 1982. Later, he put the steel unit on the block but couldn't find a buyer. Rumors swirled in the early '90s that Corry even would move the headquarters of the steel giant to Houston.

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