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Oil company executive

Albert NICKERSON, business executive. Corporation Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, The Business Council.


Nickerson, Albert Lindsay was born on January 17, 1911 in Dedham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Albert Lindsay and Christine (Atkinson) Nickerson.


Student, Noble and Greenough School, 1929. Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1933. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Harvard University, 1976.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Hofstra University, 1964.


Chairman 1946; Director Socony Mobil Oil Company Inc. (now called Mobil Oil Corporation) 1946-1975, Vice-President, Director 1951, President 1955, Chairman Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer 1958-1969, Chair, of the Board 1961-1969. Director and Treasure American Petroleum Institute 66, Treasure 1966-1968.

Director Federation Reserve Bank of New York 1961-1966, Chair, of Board 1969-1971. Trustee, Rockefeller University 1957-1986, Boston Symphony Orchestra 1974-1985, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston since 1977. Fellow of Harvard College 1965-1975, Overseer of University 1959-1965.

Chairman Balance of Payments Advisory Committee of United States Department, of Commerce. Chairman The Business Council 1966-1968. Director Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 1965-1981, Raytheon Company, Federal Street Fund Inc., State Street Investment Corpn, Harvard Manager Company 1975-1984, State Street Exchange Fund.


Trustee International House, 1952-1962, American Museum National History, 1958-1962, 64-69. Honorary trustee Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, 1977-1994, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1974-1985, Rockefeller University, 1957-1986. Member corporation Harvard, 1965-1975, board overseers, 1959-1965.

Member Harvard Alumni Association (director), Business Council (chairman 1967, 68) Clubs: Harvard Varsity (Boston), Harvard (New York City). Harvard (Boston); 25-Year of Petroleum Industry (treasurer 1965). Country (Brookline, Massachusetts).


Married Elizabeth Perkins, June 13, 1936. Children – Christine Morgen, Albert W., Elizabeth Davis, Victoria Tabor.

Albert Lindsay Nickerson

Christine (Atkinson) Nickerson

Elizabeth Perkins

Christine Morgen Nickerson

Albert W. Nickerson

Elizabeth Davis Nickerson

Victoria Tabor Nickerson