Emmet O'Neal II
He completed preparatory school in 1939 at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He joined the family business in 1946. After succeeding his father as president and chairman, O'Neal guided the company through an extended period of expansion and diversification.
- "Birmingham steel magnate O’Neal dies." (November 4, 2004) Associated Press/Gadsden Times