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William S. Farish

Standard Oil of New Jersey

1937 - 1942

Utilities & Energy

1930 b. 1881
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Mississippi
Personal
Born-Died1881 - 1942
BirthplaceMississippi (MS)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1930

Farish, who had established himself as one of the leading independent oilmen in Texas, joined with Standard Oil becoming head of the firm in 1937. Farish was one of Standard Oilís leading authorities on new production concepts and methods, as well as a spokesman for the domestic oil production industry as a whole. At the time of his death, Standard Oilís assets were $2 billion.