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Philip T. Sharples

Philip T. Sharples, industrialist. member board of directors Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Vice chairman of the board Swarthmore College; member of the board of trustees Eisenhower Exchange; Member Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Sharples, Philip T. was born on August 12, 1889 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Philip M. and Helen Edwards (Brinton) Sharples.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 1910.

    Career

    • Organized Sharpies Corporation, 1915. President 1915-1948, chairman board, 1948-1962. President Sharpies Oil Corporation, 1946-1953, Chairman of the Board, 1953-1964.

      Member board of directors Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Vice chairman of the board Swarthmore College. President board Good Samaritan Hospital (Palm Beach, Florida).

      Regional executive committee of Boy Scouts of America.

    Membership

    Member board of directors Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Vice chairman of the board Swarthmore College. Member of the board of trustees Eisenhower Exchange.

    Member Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Edith W. Walz, June 16, 1917. Children: Philip Price, Wynne.
    • father: Philip M. Sharples
    • mother: Helen Edwards (Brinton) Sharples
    • spouse: Edith W. Walz
    • children: Philip Price Sharples
    • Wynne Sharples
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