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SUMAN, JOHN ROBERT: 1890-

The son of George O. and Nora Way Suman, John Robert Suman was born on April 9, 1890, in Daleville, Ind. He received the B.S. degree in 1912 from the University of California. He married Beatrice Mowers on Dec. 16, 1912, and they had two sons, John Robert and page: [595][View Page [595]] Richard Harlan. Suman worked in various capacities for the Yellow Aster Mining and Milling Company (Randsburg, Calif.), 1911-12; Rio Bravo Oil Company, 1912-17 and 1919-27; Roxana Petroleum Corporation, 1917-19; and Humble Oil and Refining Company. In 1945 he became vice president and director of the Standard Oil Company ( N.J. ). He was president of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers in 1941 and was awarded the Anthony F. Lucas Medal by that institution in 1943 "for distinguished achievement in improving the technique and practice of producing petroleum."

Information from The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.

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