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Philip T. Sharples

industrialist.

Philip T. Sharples, industrialist. member board of directors Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Vice chairman of the board Swarthmore College; member of the board of trustees Eisenhower Exchange; Member Sigma Xi.

Background

Sharples, Philip T. was born on August 12, 1889 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Philip M. and Helen Edwards (Brinton) Sharples.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 1910.

Career

Organized Sharpies Corporation, 1915. President 1915-1948, chairman board, 1948-1962. President Sharpies Oil Corporation, 1946-1953, Chairman of the Board, 1953-1964.

Member board of directors Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Vice chairman of the board Swarthmore College. President board Good Samaritan Hospital (Palm Beach, Florida).

Regional executive committee of Boy Scouts of America.

Membership

Member board of directors Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Vice chairman of the board Swarthmore College. Member of the board of trustees Eisenhower Exchange.

Member Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Edith W. Walz, June 16, 1917. Children: Philip Price, Wynne.

father:
Philip M. Sharples

mother:
Helen Edwards (Brinton) Sharples

spouse:
Edith W. Walz

children:
Philip Price Sharples

Wynne Sharples