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Oil company executive

Dayton Harris Clewell, American former oil company executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award American Institute of Mining, 1974.


Clewell, Dayton Harris was born on December 15, 1912 in Berwick, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of H. Bert and Emma (Kile) Clewell.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Research physicist C. K. Williams Company, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1935-1938. Research geophysicist Magnolia Petroleum Company, Dallas, 1938-1952, director research, 1952-1956. General manager research Mobil Oil Corporation, New York City, 1956-1962, general manager research and engineering, 1962-1964, senior vice president, 1964-1977, retired, 1977.

Director Cordis Corporation, Miami, Florida, Dynecology, Incorporated, New York York City. Member visiting committee division engineering and applied physics Harvard University, 1962-1968, National Advisory Committee Oceans and Atmosphere, 1971-1974. Member visiting committee on earth science Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972-1979, visiting committee ocean engineering, since 1978, energy laboratory advisory board, since 1974.

Member oceanographic committee United States Navy, 1974-1977. Member advisory board Department Energy, 1979-1982.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee gravity and seismic measuring instruments. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member Mayor's Science and Technology Advisory Council, New York City, 1966-1973. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member American Physical Society, National Academy Engineering, Society Exploration Geophysics, American Association Petroleum Geologists Clubs: Wee Burn Country (Darien, Connecticut).


Married Jean Rapp, June 25, 1938. Children– Don Bert, Nancy Hartzel Forsdick.

H. Bert Clewell

Emma (Kile) Clewell

Jean Rapp

Don Bert Clewell

Nancy Hartzel Forsdick Clewell