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Rodney Stuart Durkee

Rodney Stuart Durkee, American petroleum executive. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Controllers Institute American (past director, past national president), American Petroleum Institute, Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, California Manufacturers Association (past president, director), Western Personnel Institute (treasurer, director), Los Angeles Area Building Funds (directory).

Background

  • Durkee, Rodney Stuart was born on September 4, 1887 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Son of William Porter and Anna Matilda (Jewell) Durkee.

  • Education

    • Student of University Nebraska, 1904-1905.

    Career

    • Comptroller, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1912-1916, General Petroleum Corporation of California, Los Angeles, 1916-1929, Standard Oil Corporation of New York, 1929-1933, Socony-Vacuum Company, Inc., New York City, 1933-1938. Executive vice president and director Lane-Wells Company, Los Angeles, 1938-1939, president, 1939-1954, Chairman of the Board, 1954.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Controllers Institute American (past director, past national president), American Petroleum Institute, Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, California Manufacturers Association (past president, director), Western Personnel Institute (treasurer, director), Los Angeles Area Building Funds (directory). Clubs: California, San Gabriel (California) Country.

    Connections

    • Married Harriet Newell Close, March 10, 1910. Children: Stuart Hills, Margaret (Mistress.
    • father: William Porter Durkee
    • mother: Anna Matilda (Jewell) Durkee
    • spouse: Harriet Newell Close
    • children: Stuart Hills Durkee
    • Margaret (Mrs Durkee
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    Born September 4, 1887
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