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William L. Stewart

Union Oil Company

1914 - 1930

Utilities & Energy

1910 b. 1868
Born-Died1868 - 1930
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1910

Assuming control of Union Oil from his father, William Stewart’s first task was to repair the company’s finances, which had suffered under his father’s huge waves of expansion. Stewart accomplished this without problems and guided Union to profitability, capitalizing on the growing demand for oil that was associated with World War I and with the increasing importance of the automobile.