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Joshua S. Cosden

Cosden & Company

1914 - 1923

Utilities & Energy

1910 b. 1882
Born-Died1882 - 1940
BirthplaceMaryland (MD)
Era - 1910

Known as the “prince of petroleum,” Cosden is credited with establishing Oklahoma as a major oil producing state. Starting with a small parcel of land, he built a $35 million oil business in ten short years. Through his oil discoveries and exploration, he almost single-handedly quadrupled the population of Tulsa at the turn of the century.