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Verity, George Matthew (22 April 1865–06 November 1942), steelmaker and welfare capitalist, was born in East Liberty, Ohio, the son of Jonathan Verity, a Methodist minister, and Mary Ann Deaton. Mary Ann Verity died when her only son was but two years old. Jonathan Verity was devout but impoverished, and his steadfast Calvinism was the formative influence on the boy....