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philanthropist , Mineral company executive

Cummins Catherwood, American mineral company executive, philanthropist.


Catherwood, Cummins was born on January 30, 1910 in Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Daniel British Columbia and Jessica (Davis) Catherwood.


Preparatory education, St. Georges School, Newport, Rhode Islandstudent, University Pennsylvania, 1931-1933;Doctor of Humane Letters, Pennsylvania Military College.


Associate various banking firms in, Philadelphia. Partner Roberts, Fleitas & Catherwood, Insurance. Director Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company, 1933-1939.

Co-owner Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia. Vice president, purchasing agent Fox Munitions Corporation, 1940-1952. Limited partner Jenks, Kirkland & Grubbs, Philadelphia.

Hallowell, Sulzberger, Jenks, Kirkland & Company. Oil & Gas Company, Madison, 1946-1957. Director Bryn Mawr Trust Company.

President, director Mineral Production Corporation, Bryn Mawr. Chairman Madeira Oil Corporation. Director Mid-American Minerals, Inc., Oklahoma City.

Director, member executive committee Vision, Inc.


Trustee Catherwood Estates. President Catherwood Foundation. Trustee Executive Committee Pennsylvania Mill.

College; trustee Academy Music, Philadelphia. Board of Governors Philadelphia Museum Art. Board directors Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Saratoga Performing Arts Center Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Member Reserve Officers Association, American Ordnance Association.


Married Ellengowen Hood, February 3, 1942 (deceased August 1970). Children– Virginia Tucker, Cummins. Married Dorothy Smith Littler, April 17, 1971.

Daniel British Columbia Catherwood

Jessica (Davis) Catherwood

Ellengowen Hood

Dorothy Smith Littler

Virginia Tucker Catherwood

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