A "Robber Baron" of the Gilded Age, associated with Carnegie's US Steel.
Frick was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Mill. He was a crude but effective business leader that looked for profits and efficiency instead of worker conditions.
Another prime example of business elites being "vilified" by the public and historians for lack of morality and ruthlessness in business.
His negligence led to all kinds of problems, including the Johnstown Flood, wherein 2200 people died because of poor maintenance of a dam. Downstream from the dam was a barbed wire factory. Tanks, Mr. Frick.