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Armand Hammer

Occidental Oil Company

1957 - 1990

Utilities & Energy

Military ServiceArmy
1950 b. 1898
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateColumbia University
GraduateMD, Columbia University
Personal
Born-Died1898 - 1990
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1950

Hammer expanded Occidental Oil from a tiny, near-bankrupt California oil firm into one of the “Big Oil” companies - turning it into a conglomerate, beginning with the acquisition of an oil concession from Libya. Hammer was also instrumental in initiating trade between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.