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James Harold Durbin

James Harold Durbin, American company executive. Bar: District of Columbia 1920. With United States Army, 1918. Member American Bar Association, Houston Country Club, Tejas Club (Houston), Sleepy Hollow Country Club (Scarborough on Hudson, New York ), Phi Alpha Delta.

Background

  • Durbin, James Harold was born on March 17, 1898 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Alfred and Mary (Dougherty) Durbin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, Washington, 1920.

    Career

    • Stenographer Petroleum Iron Works Company, Sharon, 1914-1917. Clerk Honorary Newton D. Baker, secretary of war, Washington, 1917-1920. Secretary, treasurer Petroleum Supply Company, New York City, 1920-1923.

      Treasurer American Republics Corporation, 1923-1926, vice president, director, 1926-1950, treasurer, 1941-1950, executive vice president, 1950-1955. Vice president, director Barber Oil Corporation, 1955-1956, president, 1956-1992. Also vice president, director American Gillsonite Company.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1920.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1918. Member American Bar Association, Houston Country Club, Tejas Club (Houston), Sleepy Hollow Country Club (Scarborough on Hudson, New York ), Phi Alpha Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Frances Cleveland, October 28, 1922. Children: James Harold, Hugh Cleveland.
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    • 1920
      Georgetown University
    • 1914 - 1917
      Stenographer Petroleum Iron Works Company
      Sharon, Connecticut, United States
    • 1917 - 1920
      clerk, of war
      Washington, United States
    • 1917 - 1920
      secretary, of war
      Washington, United States
    • 1920 - 1923
      secretary, Petroleum Supply Company
    • 1920 - 1923
      treasurer, Petroleum Supply Company
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