J. Peter Grace

Joseph Peter Grace (1913 - 1995 ) was a multimillionaire American industrialist and conglomerateur of Irish Catholic heritage. He was president of the diversified chemical company for 48 years, making him the longest reigning CEO of a public company. Born in Manhasset, New York, he succeeded his father, Joseph Peter Grace, Sr. (1872–1950), as President and CEO of W. R. Grace and Company in 1945 when his father suffered a stroke. The firm was founded by his grandfather William R. Grace, the first Roman Catholic to be elected Mayor of New York City.

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Cold Facts on the Bishops’ Pastoral

Cold Facts on the Bishops’ Pastoral William E. Simon, Chairman of the Lay Commission on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy, recently invited members of the Commission to submit comments on the third draft of the bishops’ pastoral on the American economic system.  J. Peter Grace responded to that invitation with the following thoughts. … Read more

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