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The Top Standard Oil Employees

Updated June 8, 2017 4k views13 items

List of notable or famous Standard Oil employees, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list is a directory of the best Standard Oil employees, showcasing only the most prominent Standard Oil employees of all time. This list features past and present top Standard Oil managers, including both current and retired Standard Oil executives and alumni. Well-known Standard Oil staff along with current and former Standard Oil employees were and still are crucial to the company's success, as without these hard working men and women Standard Oil would never be what it is today.

This list below has everything from John D. Rockefeller to Sir Robert B Horton.

This renowned Standard Oil employees list answers the questions, "What famous people have worked at Standard Oil?" and "Who are the most famous Standard Oil employees?"
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    Charles Pratt

    Charles Pratt (October 2, 1830 – May 4, 1891) was an American businessman and philanthropist. Pratt was a pioneer of the U.S. petroleum industry, and he established his kerosene refinery Astral Oil Works in Brooklyn, New York. He then lived with his growing family in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. He recruited Henry H. Rogers into his business, forming Charles Pratt and Company in 1867. Seven years later, Pratt and Rogers agreed to join John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil. An advocate of education, Pratt founded and endowed the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, now a renowned art college. He and his children built country estates in Glen Cove, New York, which became known as the Gold Coast in the 1920s...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1830-1891)
    • Birthplace: Watertown, Massachusetts
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    Daniel O'Day

    Daniel O'Day, Jr. (March 11, 1870 in Titusville, Pennsylvania – May 31, 1916 in Rye, New York) was one of northwestern Pennsylvania's earliest independent refiners to be brought into John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. O'Day would eventually manage crews that laid pipe to bring oil from wells to the railroads. Despite attempts by many Standard Oil critics/enemies to sabotage the pipelines, O'Day's crews were skilled and efficient enough to lay pipe faster than it could be destroyed. This effectively ended the days of rolling wooden barrels of oil across the country to rail hubs, a service for which Standard might be hustled out of as much as 3 dollars at a time when the oil itself...  more
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      Ernest C. Arbuckle

      Ernest C. Arbuckle was a business leader who was dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1958 to 1968....  more
      • Age: Dec. at 74 (1912-1986)
      • Birthplace: Lee, New Hampshire
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      Henry Huttleston Rogers

      Henry Huttleston Rogers (January 29, 1840 – May 19, 1909) was an American industrialist and financier. A descendant of the original Mayflower Pilgrims, he made his fortune in the oil refining business, becoming a leader at Standard Oil. He also played a major role in numerous corporations and business enterprises in the gas industry, copper, and railroads. Rogers' success in the oil industry began with Charles Pratt in 1866, when he invented the process by which naphtha was separated from crude oil, making oil refining possible. John D. Rockefeller bought his and Pratt's business in 1874, and Rogers rose rapidly in Standard Oil. He designed the idea of a very long pipeline for transporting...  more
      • Age: Dec. at 69 (1840-1909)
      • Birthplace: Mattapoisett, Massachusetts