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Ross S. Sterling

Humble Oil and Refining Company

1911 - 1919

Utilities & Energy

1910 b. 1875
male
Personal
Born-Died1875 - 1949
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1910

Using proceeds from his feed store business, Sterling began investing in oil wells in 1909. Forming Humble Oil with several other astute oil businessmen, Sterling led his company through a strong expansion period, during which the company’s capitalization grew tremendously, allowing Sterling to sell his half of the company’s stock for $17 million in 1919.