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Benjamin Clifford Graves

business executive.

Benjamin Clifford Graves, business executive. Member American Petroleum Institute (director), National Petroleum Association, Western Refiners Association, Association Tank Car Lessors.; Mason.

Background

Graves, Benjamin Clifford was born on January 26, 1886 in New York City. Son of Edmund Johnston and Marian Horner (Oughton) Graves.

Education

Educated Flushing (New York) public schools.

Career

With Union Tank Car Company, since 1903, director, 1922, v. president, 1925, member Executive Committee, 1926, executive vice president, 1944, president 1946. chairman board, chief Executive officer, and director, since 1955. member board directors Products Tank Line. Consultant to Office of Defense Transportation, Washington, District of Columbia, member Joint Tank Car subcommittee, petroleum administration for war, Chicago, etc. Member National Petroleum Council, Petroleum Advisory Council, Transportation Council, Washington.

Former president, member board Family Service of Evanston, Illinois. Trustee Union League Boys Club Foundation.

Membership

Member American Petroleum Institute (director), National Petroleum Association, Western Refiners Association, Association Tank Car Lessors. Mason.; Clubs: Executives (Executive Committee), Union League, Chicago, Glen View Golf, Traffic (Chicago), Crystal Downs Country (Frankfort, Michigan).

Connections

Married Edna Martin, November 19, 1912. Children: Donald Clifford, Roger Edward.

father:
Edmund Johnston Graves

mother:
Marian Horner (Oughton) Graves

spouse:
Edna Martin

children:
Donald Clifford Graves

Roger Edward Graves