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Waite Phillips


Waite Phillips, industrialist. Member Society Mayflower Descendants.


Phillips, Waite was born on January 19, 1883 in Conway, Iowa, United States. Son of Lewis F. and Lucinda Josephine (Faucett) Phillips.


Educated Shenandoah (Iowa) Normal College.


Employed by coal companies in operating and sales departs., Knoxville and Creston, Iowa, 1903-1906. Associated with brothers Frank and L. E. in oil business at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1906-1914. Individual oil producer, refiner, and marketer 1914-1925 in mid-continent area with Tulsa, Oklahoma, headquarters.

Sold business, 1925; then became owner and operator of city real estate, ranch properties, and chief executive of Independent Oil & Gas Company, and First National Bank & Trust Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Retired from active business about 1945. Donor of welfare projects: Philtower Building at Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Philmont Ranch at Cimarron, New Mexico, to Boy Scouts of America.

Philbrook Art Center and Beacon Building to Southwestern Art Association. Petroleum Engineering Building and endowment to University of Tulsa. Community Welfare Center.

Children’s Home; Building and x-ray equipment to St. John’s Hospital. Junior League Building in support of crippled children, Tulsa, Oklahoma. And other welfare instns.

Elected to Oklahoma Hall of Fame, 1943.


Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.


Member Society Mayflower Descendants. Clubs: Tulsa. Southern Hills Country (Tulsa).


Married Genevieve Elliott, Knoxville, Iowa, March 30, 1909. Children: Helen Jane, Elliott Waite.

Lewis F. Phillips

Lucinda Josephine (Faucett) Phillips

Genevieve Elliott

Helen Jane Phillips

Elliott Waite Phillips