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Rodney Stuart Durkee

petroleum executive.

Rodney Stuart Durkee, American petroleum executive. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Controllers Institute American (past director, past national president), American Petroleum Institute, Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, California Manufacturers Association (past president, director), Western Personnel Institute (treasurer, director), Los Angeles Area Building Funds (directory).

Background

Durkee, Rodney Stuart was born on September 4, 1887 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Son of William Porter and Anna Matilda (Jewell) Durkee.

Education

Student of University Nebraska, 1904-1905.

Career

Comptroller, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1912-1916, General Petroleum Corporation of California, Los Angeles, 1916-1929, Standard Oil Corporation of New York, 1929-1933, Socony-Vacuum Company, Inc., New York City, 1933-1938. Executive vice president and director Lane-Wells Company, Los Angeles, 1938-1939, president, 1939-1954, Chairman of the Board, 1954.

Membership

Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Controllers Institute American (past director, past national president), American Petroleum Institute, Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, California Manufacturers Association (past president, director), Western Personnel Institute (treasurer, director), Los Angeles Area Building Funds (directory). Clubs: California, San Gabriel (California) Country.

Connections

Married Harriet Newell Close, March 10, 1910. Children: Stuart Hills, Margaret (Mistress.

father:
William Porter Durkee

mother:
Anna Matilda (Jewell) Durkee

spouse:
Harriet Newell Close

children:
Stuart Hills Durkee

Margaret (Mrs Durkee