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Welzie Wellington Vandeveer

oil executive.

Welzie Wellington Vandeveer, American oil executive. Member National Petroleum Council. President Southern Illinois U. Alumni Association; Member Indiana Society of Chicago.; Mason (32 degree, Shriner).

Background

Vandeveer, Welzie Wellington was born on February 16, 1887 in Haubstadt, Indiana, United States. Son of Louis Bennett and Mary Ellen (Gwaltney) Vandeveer.

Education

Student Southern Illinois U., 1908-1910, Doctor of Laws, 1950.

Career

Teacher country school, Edgewood and Dietrich, Illinois, 1910-1913. With Western Union Telegraph Company, 1913-1916. Sales and sales training Goodrich Tire & Rubber Company, 1916-1921.

With American Petroleum Company, 1921-1925. Co-founder Allied Oil Corporation, Inc., Cleveland, 1925, company merged with Ashland Oil & Refining Company, 1948. Director Ashland Oil & Refining Company, American Independent Oil Corporation, American Petroleum Institute, Toledo, Peoria & Western R.R. Director in charge District II, Petroleum Administration for War, 1943-1945.

Works

  • Author: (pamphlet) Mergeritis.

Membership

Member National Petroleum Council. President Southern Illinois U. Alumni Association. Member Indiana Society of Chicago.

Mason (32 degree, Shriner). Clubs: Westwood Country (director).

Connections

Married Wilda Ruth, March 7, 1919. Children: James Wellington, Ruth Marie.

father:
Louis Bennett Vandeveer

mother:
Mary Ellen (Gwaltney) Vandeveer

spouse:
Wilda Ruth

children:
James Wellington Vandeveer

Ruth Marie Vandeveer