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Joseph N. Pew

Sun Oil Company

1880 - 1912

Utilities & Energy

pre-1900 b. 1848
Born-Died1848 - 1912
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - pre-1900

Having begun investing in oil while working in real estate, Pew eventually entered the industry full time, organizing several smaller entities into what became the Sun Oil Company. An innovator himself, Pew developed and patented the first mechanical gas-pumping machine.