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Oil industry executive

Cornelius Graham Bass, oil industry executive. Decorated Bronze Star. Chairman Williamsburg County Board Education, 1957—1962; Member of South Carolina Oil Jobbers Association (president 1954, 1955), Kingstree Chamber of Commerce (vice president 1956-1958), Kingstree Optimist (past president), Kingstree Country (president), Lion (past president Kingstree), Moose (past governor Kingstree, treasurer).

Background

Bass, Cornelius Graham was born on May 28, 1918 in Latta, South Carolina, United States. Son of Howard H. and Sarah (Carmichael) Bass.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University South Carolina, 1940.

Career

With Latta Cotton Company, 1940—1941. Assistant manager Dilmar Oil Corporation, Latta, 1941—1942. Manager Santee Oil Corporation, 1945—1947, secretary-treasurer, 1947—1971, general manager, 1947, vice president, 1971, since 1971.

Partner, general manager S & P Tire Company, Kingstree, South Carolina, 1949—1980. Secretary-treasurer, general manager Services, Inc., Kingstree, 1950—1971. President Warsaw Manufacturing Company, Kingstree, 1958—1963, Bass Farms, Inc., Latta, since 1963.

President, general manager Santee Broadcasting Company, Inc., 1963—1969, secretary-treasurer, 1972—1976, King's Tree Inn, Inc., 1967—1970, vice president, 1980—1986. President Kingstree Industrial Corporation, since 1958, T.A.B. Enterprises, Inc., 1976—1982, Sunrise, Inc., 1976—1982, Sun Up, Inc., 1976—1982, Airport Beverage Corporation, since 1976. With United States Army, World War II.

Membership

Chairman Williamsburg County Board Education, 1957—1962. Member of South Carolina Oil Jobbers Association (president 1954, 1955), Kingstree Chamber of Commerce (vice president 1956-1958), Kingstree Optimist (past president), Kingstree Country (president), Lion (past president Kingstree), Moose (past governor Kingstree, treasurer).

Connections

Married Ann Blair, July 23, 1942 (divorced January 6, 1976). Children: Ann Blair Bass Crowder, Cornelius Graham.

father:
Howard H. Bass

mother:
Sarah (Carmichael) Bass

spouse:
Ann Blair

child:
Ann Blair Bass Crowder Bass

child:
Cornelius Graham Bass