Frank Phillips

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Birthday
28, 1873
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Aug 23, 1950 (76)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1873
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Aug 23, 1950 (76)

About

Oil Industrialist who founded Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, which later merged with the Conoco Oil Company. He led his oil company as president until he turned 65.

Before Fame

His first business venture entailed hiring farmers to dig potatoes for 10 cents a day.

Trivia

He originally wanted to be a big-time banker, but the outbreak of World War I made oil prices skyrocket and his company a fortune.

Family Life

He married Jane Gibson in 1897. They had a son and adopted two daughters.

Associated With

He and Edwin Drake were both entrepreneurs who worked in the oil industry.