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John Wharton Newton, American investor.


Newton, John Wharton was born on May 8, 1892 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Isaac Henry and Nancy Rebecca (Dean) Newton.


Student Allen Academy, 1909. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Texas A. and M. College, 1912.


1 son, John Wharton. Chemistry instructor Texas A. and M. College, 1912-1914. With Magnolia Petroleum Company, Beaumont, Texas, 1914-1957, vice-president, director, 1938-1957. President, director Norvell-Wilder Supply Company, 1957-1962.

Commissioner, chairman Beaumont Navigation District, 1938-1971. Director American National Bank of Beaumont. Vice president Beaumont Savings Association.

Director Lower Neches Valley Authority.


Member refining panel, chairman refining committee for District 3 Military Petroleum Advisory Board, 1950-1951. Member special advising committee on higher education Texas Legislative Council, 1950-1952. Member Governor Texas Statewide Water Committee, 1954-1962.

Member Texas Commission Higher Education, 1955-1959. Councillor Texas A. and M. Member N.A.M. (board directors 1949-1952), American Petroleum Institute (Chairman of Commission smoke and fumes 1955-1956, vice president refining., director.

Mason.; Clubs: 25 Year (American Petroleum Industry).


Married Anne Lee Ellis, June 2, 1915.

Isaac Henry Newton

Nancy Rebecca (Dean) Newton

Anne Lee Ellis