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Bert Persing Newton, American corporation executive.


Newton, Bert Persing was born on July 1, 1889 in Erie County, Ohio, United States. Son of William Henry and Catherine (Saunders) Newton.


Certified Public Accountants, District of Columbia and State of Ohio.


With Cleveland Southwestern & Columbus Railway Company, 1907-1916. Accountant B. F. Goodrich Company, 1916-1918, Ernst & Ernst, Cleveland, and Washington, 1918-1921. Manager tax department Gulf Oil Corporation, 1921-1924.

Assistant to president Standard Steel Car Company, 1924-1928, vice president, comptroller, 1928-1930. Vice president Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company, 1930-1931. Vice president Gulf Refining Company, 1932-1949, director, 1939-1949.

Vice president Gulf Oil Corporation, 1935-1947, Standard Car Finance Corporation from 1931. Director United Petroleum Securities Corporation, Belgian Gulf Oil Corporation-S.A., Antwerp, Crediervereeniging voor den Handel in Petroleumproducten N.V., Rotterdam, Holland, Danish American Gulf Oil Corporation Aktieselskab, Copenhagen, Denmark, Kuwait Oil Corporation Ltd. (London), Lubricating & Fuel Oils Ltd.

(London), Gulf Oil Company A/B (Helsingfors, Finland), Svenska Gulf Oil Company A/B, Stockholm, Sweden, Sociedad Anonima Espanola de Lubriticantes (Barcelona, Spain), Nederlandsche Gulf Olie Maatschappij N.V. (Rotterdam, Holland), N.V. Olie Handelsvereeniging (Oil Trading Association, Rotterdam, Holland). Director Companhia Brasileira de Petrolco “Gulf,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1945. Received Order Leopold I, conferred by Leopold III, King of Belgians, 1936, Comendador, Order of Cruzeiro do Sul by President Enrico Gaspar Dutra of Brazilian Republic, 1946.

Recipient Order of Lion of Finland, grade of commander, 1946.


Clubs: Duquesne (Pittsburgh).


Married Edna Roe, November 3, 1914.

William Henry Newton

Catherine (Saunders) Newton

Edna Roe