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Frank Roger Seaver, American corporation executive.


Seaver, Frank Roger was born on April 12, 1883 in San Jose, California. Son of Carlton and Mary Estella (Samuels) Seaver.


Bachelor of Science Pomona College, 1905, LL. D., 1958. Postgraduate Harvard Law School, 1906-1907. Doctor of Laws, Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1959.


Admitted to California Bar, 1906, practiced in Los Angeles, 1906-1917. Legal counsel Pan American Petroleum & Transport Company, Mexico City, 1920-1922. Vice president, general manager Huasteca Petroleum Company, Mexico City, 1923-1927.

President Pacific Petroleum Products Company, Los Angeles, 1928-1929. Legal counsel Petroleum Securities Corporation, Los Angeles, 1929-1933. Founder, president, director Hydril Corporation, Los Angeles, 1933-1964.


Member of the board freeholders drafted Los Angeles Company charter, 1912. Trustee Pomona College, Don Bosco Technology Institute. Member of advisory board Mount St. Mary’s College.

Member California Naval Militia, 1913-1917. Member American Bar Association, American Petroleum Institute, N.A.M., S.A.R. Council Learned Socs., Harvard Law School Association, Chamber of Commerce, State Bar. California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Legion, Wildlife Society, Confrerie des Chevaliers due Tastevin, Friends Claremont Colls., Petroleum Production Pioneers (honorary president 1958.

Clubs: Los Angeles, Lincoln, California, University, Wilshire Country. Philanthropic activities included buildings, facilities at Pomona College, University of Southern California, Loyola University at Los Angeles, 1st Congressional Church, Los Los Angeles.


Married Blanche Ebert, September 16, 1916.

Carlton Seaver

Mary Estella (Samuels) Seaver

Blanche Ebert