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02/01/1882 Standard Oil is organized as a trust


John D Rockefeller Sr - Standard Oil


John D. Rockefeller & Standard Oil

Standard Oil was an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company, which was established by John D. Rockefeller. In response to state laws trying to limit the scale of companies, Rockefeller and his associates combined their companies under a single group of trustees.
    • Essentials 

    • Founding and early years 

    • 1895–1913 

    • Breakup 

    • Legacy and criticism of breakup 

    • Successor companies 

    • Rights to the name