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Leonard Carter Crewe, Jr.


Portrait painting features Leonard Carter Crewe, Jr. (1908-1992) in blue jacket, tan vest, and multicolored tie. Born in Tennessee, Crewe graduated from Lehigh University before settling in Baltimore as a Assistant Superintendent of the wire and rod mill at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrow's Point. From 1943-1947, he moved to Massachusetts in pursuit of other employment before returning to Baltimore to found the Maryland Fine and Specially Wire Company. Formally retiring from his business in 1973, he kept active in numerous organizations including the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Baltimore Branch), American Red Cross, and Baltimore Council for International Visitors. With the Maryland Center for History and Culture for many years, he served in various roles as treasurer, president, vice chairman, and CEO, among others.




Oil on canvas


24 x 29 inches

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Gift of the Friends of Leonard Crewe

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