Waite Phillips

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Birthday
19, 1883
Birthplace
Conway, IA
Death Date
Jan 27, 1964 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1883
Birthplace
Conway, IA
Death Date
Jan 27, 1964 (81)

About

Oilman who made a fortune with his Phillips Petroleum Company. He was also a prominent philanthropist.

Before Fame

He and his twin brother left the family home to travel West, taking odd jobs along the way to pay for the journey.

Trivia

He donated 127,000 acres of his land to the Boy Scouts, part of which became the Rocky Mountain Scout Camp. He left his estate to the University of Southern California, which named a hall after him.

Family Life

He was born in Conway, Iowa, the seventh of 10 children. His father was a Civil War veteran.

Associated With

He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, joining another oilman T. Boone Pickens.