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Paul Gregory Benedum

Paul Gregory Benedum, business executive. Decorated Legion of Merit. Fellowship Christian Athletes; Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.; Member National Petroleum Council, Military Petroleum Advisory Board, Defense Services Committee of America Petroleum Institute, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Psi, Delta Chi.

Background

  • Benedum, Paul Gregory was born on February 17, 1902 in Cameron, West Virginia, United States. Son of Charles Yantis and Leota (Hicks) Benedum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Metallurgical Engineering and Geology, Ohio State University, 1927. Doctor of Laws, Capital U., Columbus, Ohio, 1949. Honorary Doctor of Science, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1951.

      Doctor of Laws, Waynesburg College, 1955, Davis and Elkins College, 1961, Ohio State University, 1971, Alderson Broadous, 1971. D.Hum., Salem College, 1963, Springfield College, 1972.

    Career

    • 1 son, Paul Gregory, Junior Geologist, Benedum-Trees Interests, 1927-1930. With Master of Laws Benedum as head, geological expedition to Lake Van region, Turkey, 1930. Geologist and district manager, Pennsylvania, and later the Southwest, Benedum-Trees, 1930-1943.

      President, director Hiawatha Oil & Gas Company until 1961, director, 1961-1977. President, director Penn-Ohio Gas Company until 1961, director, 1961-1977. President, chief Executive officer, director Plymouth Oil Corporation, 1961-1963.

      President, director Bentex Oil Corporation, 1963-1969. President Benedum-Trees Oil Corporation, 1963-1977, also director. Vice president Republic Pipe Line Company, director subsidiary companies.

      Director Pittsburgh National Bank. Active Boy Scouts American, recipient Silver Buffalo award. President, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, 1959-1977.

      Trustee Waynesburg College, Shady Side Academy, West Virginia Wesleyan College. Board directors Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. Board directors, treasurer.

    Politics

    All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

    Religion

    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every member of a Christian Church should be delicate to other people and use appropriate language while communicating with others.

    Membership

    Fellowship Christian Athletes. Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member National Petroleum Council, Military Petroleum Advisory Board, Defense Services Committee of America Petroleum Institute, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Psi, Delta Chi.

    Clubs: Fox Chapel Golf, Duquesne, Pittsburgh Athletic Association (Pittsburgh).

    Connections

    • Married Beatrice Willeen Ludwig, April.
    • father: Charles Yantis Benedum
    • mother: Leota (Hicks) Benedum
    • spouse: Beatrice Willeen Ludwig
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    Born February 17, 1902
    Died March 23, 1977
    (aged 75)
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