Bechtel, Stephen Jr.

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Bechtel, Stephen Jr. Gender: M
Stephen Davison Bechtel, Jr.
born on 10 May 1925 at 04:57 (= 04:57 AM )
Place Oakland, California, 37n48, 122w16
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°20' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°12 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 15°32'


American engineer, corporate magnate, and billionaire; third generation of the Bechtel family leaders in the engineering and construction industry; chairman emeritus of the Bechtel corporation. He achieved presidential recognition for his technological achievements and outstanding leadership in his profession.

Bechtel attended college first at University of Colorado, then at Purdue University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. During high school and college he spent his summers in the field. His first assignment with Bechtel was in 1941 as a field engineer on the Texas pipeline project. Next he worked on projects in Canada. In 1952 he returned to San Francisco as vice president of Bechtel and board chairman of Canadian Bechtel Ltd. He was made president of Bechtel in 1960 and continued to lead his company and the industry in technological innovations in such diverse fields as space exploration, nuclear power processes, saline water conversion, wastewater treatment, air and water pollution abatement, energy conservation and undersea systems. Bechtel has served as director on many corporate boards and made contributions to U.S. government efforts including President Lyndon Johnson’s Committee on Urban Housing and President Richard Nixon’s National Industrial Pollution Control Council, the National Commission on Productivity and the Labor-Management Committee.

In 1991 President Bush awarded Stephen Bechtel, Jr. the National Medal of Technology, the highest U.S. honor for technological achievement.

Bechtel married his wife Elizabeth Mead Hogan in 1946. The couple had two sons and three daughters. His son Riley Bechtel, succeeded him as the chairman and chief executive of the Bechtel Corporation in 1990. Bechtel died on 15 March 2021 at his home in Reston, Virginia. He was aged 95.

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  • Work : New Career 1941 (First field assignment with Bechtel)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1946 (Elizabeth Mead Hogan)
  • Work : New Job 1952 (Vice President)
  • Work : Gain social status 1960 (President of Bechtel)
  • Work : Retired 1990 (Retired from line management)
  • Work : Prize 1991 (National Medal of Technology from Pres. Bush)

Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy (One of 400 richest men in U.S.)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO; many corporate boards)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Industrial
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (National Medal of Technology)