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Kenneth S. Adams

Phillips Petroleum Company

1938 - 1951

Utilities & Energy

1930 b. 1899
Born-Died1899 - 1975
BirthplaceKansas (KS)
Era - 1930

Adams climbed the ranks at Phillips Petroleum, beginning as a clerk in the warehouse division. In 1938, when Adams became president, Phillips Petroleum had a gross income of $78 million with 8,000 employees. When Adams retired from that office, Phillips had become the world’s largest owner of natural gas reserves with over 18,000 employees and a gross income of over $520 million.