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Benjamin Clifford Graves

Benjamin Clifford Graves, business executive. Member American Petroleum Institute (director), National Petroleum Association, Western Refiners Association, Association Tank Car Lessors.; Mason.

Background

  • Graves, Benjamin Clifford was born on January 26, 1886 in New York City. Son of Edmund Johnston and Marian Horner (Oughton) Graves.

  • Education

    • Educated Flushing (New York) public schools.

    Career

    • With Union Tank Car Company, since 1903, director, 1922, v. president, 1925, member Executive Committee, 1926, executive vice president, 1944, president 1946. chairman board, chief Executive officer, and director, since 1955. member board directors Products Tank Line. Consultant to Office of Defense Transportation, Washington, District of Columbia, member Joint Tank Car subcommittee, petroleum administration for war, Chicago, etc. Member National Petroleum Council, Petroleum Advisory Council, Transportation Council, Washington.

      Former president, member board Family Service of Evanston, Illinois. Trustee Union League Boys Club Foundation.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member American Petroleum Institute (director), National Petroleum Association, Western Refiners Association, Association Tank Car Lessors. Mason.; Clubs: Executives (Executive Committee), Union League, Chicago, Glen View Golf, Traffic (Chicago), Crystal Downs Country (Frankfort, Michigan).

    Connections

    • Married Edna Martin, November 19, 1912. Children: Donald Clifford, Roger Edward.
    • father: Edmund Johnston Graves
    • mother: Marian Horner (Oughton) Graves
    • spouse: Edna Martin
    • children: Donald Clifford Graves
    • Roger Edward Graves
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    Born January 26, 1886
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