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Joseph Newton Pew, Sr.

Birthdate: (64)
Death: 1912 (64)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hancock Pew and Nancy Glenn
Husband of Mary Catharine Pew
Father of John Howard Pew; Mary Ethel Pew; Joseph N. Pew, Jr.; Mabel Pew; Arthur Edmond Pew and 1 other
Half brother of Robert Glen Chanslor; John W Chancellor; Rebecca Chancellor; William Forman Chanslor; William Lee Chancellor and 7 others

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About Joseph N. Pew

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Joseph Newton Pew (1848–1912) was the founder of Sun Oil Company (now Sunoco) and a prominent philanthropist.


Joseph N. Pew was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to John Pew and Nancy Glenn. He worked on the family's farm as a child. Pew attended public schools in Mercer and graduated from Edinboro Normal School (1866). Pew taught school for two years and then became a real estate broker. Eventually, he invested in Pennsylvania oil fields. With several partners, he began piping natural gas. Pew founded several petroleum-related companies and, in 1880, incorporated Sun Oil Company. Pew donated to various charities and sat on the Board of Directors of Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Republican Party. Pew's sons, J. Howard Pew and Joseph N. Pew, Jr., took over management of the company after their father's death in 1912 and later, with their sisters, founded The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Joseph N. Pew's Timeline

1848
1848
1875
1875
Age 27
1882
January 27, 1882
Age 34
Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States
1882
Age 34
1884
1884
Age 36
1886
1886
Age 38
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
1889
1889
Age 41
1912
1912
Age 64
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States