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Henry Clay Pierce

Saint Lawrence, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 27 Jun 1927 (aged 78)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 52, Lot 1074
Memorial ID 21252 · View Source
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Founder & President of Waters-Pierce Oil Company, Pierce was considered one of the four richest men in the country. Later the company became a subsidy of Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. Pierce was found guilty of violating anti-trust laws through his relationship with Standard Oil & resulted in the state of Texas bringing its best-known suit against a corporation for violation its anti-trust law. The U.S. Supreme Court supported the decision & Waters-Pierce paid more than $1,700,000 in fines & interest.

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  • Added: 13 Apr 2001
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Clay Pierce (7 Apr 1849–27 Jun 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21252, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .