Stephen Bechtel, Jr.

About Stephen Bechtel, Jr.

Who is it?: Former Chairman, Bechtel
Birth Day: May 10, 1925
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Alma mater: Purdue University Stanford Graduate School of Business
Occupation: Businessman
Children: 5, including Riley
Parent(s): Stephen Bechtel Sr.
Relatives: Warren A. Bechtel (grandfather)

Stephen Bechtel, Jr.

Stephen Bechtel, Jr. was born on May 10, 1925 in San Francisco, California, United States, is Former Chairman, Bechtel. Stephen Bechtel, Jr. ran Bechtel, his family's construction and engineering firm, for 30 years, from 1960 to 1990. Today his grandson, Brendan Bechtel, is CEO and chairman of the $32.9 billion (sales) company. Stephen is believed to own an estimated 20% of Bechtel. His son Riley, who retired as chairman in April 2017, is estimated to own another 20%. Bechtel's signature projects include building the Channel Tunnel and the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) around San Francisco. Bechtel was founded in 1898 by Stephen's grandfather, Warren Bechtel.
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Popular As Stephen Bechtel, Jr.
Occupation Construction & Engineering
Age 95 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 10, 1925 (San Francisco, California, United States)
Birthday May 10
Town/City San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Stephen Bechtel, Jr.’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Stephen Bechtel, Jr. was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Awards and nominations:

Bechtel was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990. He was elevated to National Honor Member by Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society, in 1990. In 1998 Stephen and his son Riley were presented with the Honor Award from the National Building Museum for their company's contributions to the built environment. Bechtel received the Award of Excellence from Engineering News-Record for his leadership of Bechtel Corporation.

Biography/Timeline

1940

Bechtel became an Eagle Scout in 1940, and has been recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with both the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Buffalo Award. Stephen's uncle Kenneth K. Bechtel was awarded the Silver Buffalo in 1950 and served as National President of the Boy Scouts of America from 1956–1959.

1946

Stephen Bechtel attended Purdue University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1946. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1948.

1990

Bechtel was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990. He was elevated to National Honor Member by Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society, in 1990. In 1998 Stephen and his son Riley were presented with the Honor Award from the National Building Museum for their company's contributions to the built environment. Bechtel received the Award of Excellence from Engineering News-Record for his leadership of Bechtel Corporation.

2009

The BSA acquired new property near Beckley, West Virginia for a new high adventure base in 2009. Bechtel donated $50 million towards the new base which has been named The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

2019

Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Bechtel to the President’s Committee on Urban Housing. Richard Nixon named him to membership on the National Industrial Pollution Control Council, the National Commission on Productivity, the Labor Management Advisory Committee, and the National Commission for Industrial Peace. Gerald Ford asked Bechtel to serve on the President’s Labor-Management Committee.

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