Alfred Cotton Bedford

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Alfred Cotton Bedford
Alfred Cotton Bedford in 1916.jpg
Bedford in 1916
President of Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
In office
1916–1917
Succeeded byWalter Clark Teagle
Personal details
Born(1863-11-05)November 5, 1863
Brooklyn, New York City
DiedSeptember 21, 1925(1925-09-21) (aged 61)
Spouse(s)Edith Kinsman Clark

Alfred Cotton Bedford (November 5, 1863 - September 21, 1925) was president of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey starting on December 22, 1916.

Biography[change | change source]

Bedford was born on November 5, 1863 in Brooklyn, New York City. He married Edith Kinsman Clark on January 8, 1890. He was promoted from treasurer to president of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey starting on December 22, 1916. He was made chairman of the board on November 15, 1917.[1]

He was made a Commandant of the Legion in 1922.[2] Bedford died on September 21, 1925 leaving an estate of $3,000,000.[3] He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Standard Oil Elects W. C. Teagle President. A. C. Bedford Made Chairman of the Board. Successor Not Yet 40 Years Old". New York Times. November 16, 1917. Retrieved 2015-04-14. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, the largest oil company in the United States, yesterday acquired a new President, who has not yet reached his fortieth birthday, in Walter Clark Teagle. ..
  2. "A.C. Bedford is Decorated. France Raises Standard Oil Man to Commandant of the Legion". New York Times. August 6, 1922. Retrieved 2015-04-14. .
  3. "A.C. Bedford Left Estate To His Wife. Will of New Jersey Standard Oil Head, Who Died Sept. 21, Disposes of $5,000,000". New York Times. October 3, 1925. Retrieved 2013-12-23. The will of A.C. Bedford, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, who died on Sept. 21, was filed with Surrogate Leone D. Howell at Mineola yesterday. The entire estate, which has been estimated at $3,000,000 ...