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Birth: 8 July 1839 Death: 23 May 1937

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Birth: 8 July 1839
Death: 23 May 1937

John Davison Rockefeller


       “John D. Rockefeller” Standard Oil Company,

       Rockefeller was born in Richford, New York, on July 8, 1839, and educated in the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio. He became a bookkeeper in Cleveland at the age of 16. In 1862 he went into business with Samuel Andrews, the inventor of an inexpensive process for the refinement of crude petroleum.  After rapid expansion, the firm was superseded in 1870 by the Standard Oil

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