February 14, 2018 -- The Frank Phillips Home
The Frank Phillips Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Frank Phillips (November 28, 1873 – August 23, 1950), banker and “oil man” who, along with a brother, L.E. Phillips, Sr. founded Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Phillips Petroleum was an oil drilling & production company which gave birth to the Phillips 66 gas stations in 1917. Frank Phillips led the company as its president until 1939, when at age 65 he retired to become Chairman of the Board. In 2002, Phillips Petroleum merged with Conoco Oil Company and became ConocoPhillips. He is known to have said to employees, to whom he was known as "Uncle Frank": "Work hard and demonstrate loyalty, and I'm a great guy to work for. Do neither, and there is no one worse."
Another sibling, Waite Phillips (also a big name in the oil boom of Oklahoma), founded the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, a destination for thousands of Boy Scouts to backpack the mountains.