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Chester Frothingham Smith

Chester Frothingham Smith, business executive. Decorated Knight, Legion of Honor (France); Knight, Order of Leopold (Belgium). Member American Petroleum Institute (vice president refining 1948-1950).; Club: Baltusrol Golf (Short Hills, New Jersey).


  • Smith, Chester Frothingham was born on August 5, 1890 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States. Son of Archibald A. and Frances A. (Fiske) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1913.


    • Test laboratory, engineering department Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey, Bayonne, New Jersey, 1908-1915, superintendent case and can department, 1915-1922, assistant to general superintendent, 1922-1926, general superintendent, 1926-1928, manager, 1928-1931 general manager New Jersey refineries New York City, 1931-1933, vice president, general manager manufacturing operations, 1933-1940, president, 1940-1944, director Standard Oil Corporation (N. J.) 1944-1956, vice president, 1946-1955, retired. Director Ethyl Corporation, Van Ameringen-Haebler, Inc. (New York City), Union County Savings Bank, Daystrom, Inc.

      (both Elizabeth, New Jersey). Trustee Pringry School (president of the board), Young Women’s Christian Association., Elizabeth, New Jersey, Bayonne Hospital.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member American Petroleum Institute (vice president refining 1948-1950). Club: Baltusrol Golf (Short Hills, New Jersey).


    • Married Pauline A. Adelberg, March 28, 1914. Children: Barbara (Mistress Whitlock), Frances (Mistress Baker).
    • father: Archibald A. Smith
    • mother: Frances A. (Fiske) Smith
    • spouse: Pauline A. Adelberg
    • children: Barbara Smith (Mistress Whitlock)
    • Frances Smith (Mistress Baker)
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    Died December 30, 1964
    (aged 74)