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Welzie Wellington Vandeveer

Welzie Wellington Vandeveer, American oil executive. Member National Petroleum Council. President Southern Illinois U. Alumni Association; Member Indiana Society of Chicago.; Mason (32 degree, Shriner).


  • Vandeveer, Welzie Wellington was born on February 16, 1887 in Haubstadt, Indiana, United States. Son of Louis Bennett and Mary Ellen (Gwaltney) Vandeveer.

  • Education

    • Student Southern Illinois U., 1908-1910, Doctor of Laws, 1950.


    • Teacher country school, Edgewood and Dietrich, Illinois, 1910-1913. With Western Union Telegraph Company, 1913-1916. Sales and sales training Goodrich Tire & Rubber Company, 1916-1921.

      With American Petroleum Company, 1921-1925. Co-founder Allied Oil Corporation, Inc., Cleveland, 1925, company merged with Ashland Oil & Refining Company, 1948. Director Ashland Oil & Refining Company, American Independent Oil Corporation, American Petroleum Institute, Toledo, Peoria & Western R.R. Director in charge District II, Petroleum Administration for War, 1943-1945.


    • Author: (pamphlet) Mergeritis.


    Member National Petroleum Council. President Southern Illinois U. Alumni Association. Member Indiana Society of Chicago.

    Mason (32 degree, Shriner). Clubs: Westwood Country (director).


    • Married Wilda Ruth, March 7, 1919. Children: James Wellington, Ruth Marie.
    • father: Louis Bennett Vandeveer
    • mother: Mary Ellen (Gwaltney) Vandeveer
    • spouse: Wilda Ruth
    • children: James Wellington Vandeveer
    • Ruth Marie Vandeveer
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    Born February 16, 1887