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John H. Pew

Sun Oil Company

1912 - 1947

Utilities & Energy

1910 b. 1882
Born-Died1882 - 1971
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1910

John Pew, along with his younger brother Joseph Jr., took control of their father's company in 1912. The Pew brothers grew it from a small firm, with just a 0.9% share of the overall industrial production of oil, into the country's 15th largest oil refiner in 1941. Among the brother's achievements at Sun Oil was the construction of the 732-mile Susquehanna-Sun Oil pipeline.