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John E. Swearingen

Standard Oil of Indiana

1960 - 1983

Utilities & Energy

1960 b. 1918
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of South Carolina
GraduateMS, Carnegie-Mellon University
Personal
Born-Died1918
BirthplaceSouth Carolina (SC)
RaceWhite
FatherPolitician
Era - 1960

Swearingen took over the inefficient Standard Oil of Indiana in 1960. He streamlined its operations and aligned its business units while expanding Standardís exploration of both domestic and foreign oil. By the end of his tenure, he had grown Standard Oil of Indiana to become one of the largest industrial companies in the United States.