Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971

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A private trust company and successor to the Pew Memorial Foundation, the Glenmede Trust Company was chartered in 1956 to administer three Pew family trusts. By the mid-1980s Glenmede's dual identity, as both for-profit financial management company and not-for-profit philanthropic institution, proved unwieldy. In 1987 the not-for-profit activities were spun off as The Pew Charitable Trusts, thereby establishing an identity separate from the the Glenmede Trust Company. J. Howard Pew served on the Committee on Grants, Donations, and Contributions, for twenty-three years.

From the description of Files on the Glenmede Trust Company. Committee on Grants, Donations, and Contributions, 1946-68. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122516219

The second son of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph Newton Pew (1848-1912), J. Howard Pew succeeded his father as president in 1912. He held the position for thirty-five years. In 1948 J. Howard Pew, along with brother Joseph N., Jr. (1886-1963) and sisters Mary Ethel Pew (1884-1979) and Mabel Pew Myrin (1889-1972), founded the Pew Memorial Foundation. Joining them were cousin Jno. G. Pew, Frederick B. Hufnagel, Jr., J. N. Pew, III, and J. Howard's wife Helen. They capitalized the foundation with 880,000 shares of Sun Oil Company stock priced at one dollar per share. Meeting for the first time on April 3, 1948 the trustees defined four areas of giving: scientific, charitable, religious, and educational. By 1957 a rapid rise in grant requests led the trustees to dissolve the foundation and establish the Glenmede Trust Company to better administer the Pew family's charitable foundations.

From the description of Files on the Pew Memorial Foundation, 1948-1957. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 84429849

J. Howard Pew (1882-1971) was born in Bradford, Pa., in 1882. He attended Grove City College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From there he went to work for his father, Joseph N. Pew, Sr., the founder of the Sun Oil Company. He became a supervisor at the Marcus Hook Refinery where he was instrumental in developing the Sun Red Line lubricants. In 1906 he was named vice president and member of the board of directors. When his father died in 1912, he became president - a position he was to hold until 1947.

J. Howard Pew was a prominent member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. He served on the National Petroleum War Service Committee (1915-1918) and was a founder of the American Petroleum Institute.

Pew was an elder and trustee of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. He was an active supporter of the periodicals CHRISTIAN ECONOMICS and CHRISTIANITY TODAY. He was also a leader of the conservative Republican opposition to Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.

From the description of Papers 1902-1971. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122333738

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referencedIn Pew, Joseph N. (Joseph Newton), 1886-1963. Papers, 1917-1963. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Lauer, Robert H. E. (Robert Henry Edward), 1925-1998,. Oral history interviews with Robert H.E. Lauer, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Sun Company. Office of the president,. Files of J. Howard Pew, 1918-1947. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Crane, Jasper, 1881-1969. Papers, 1893-1970, (bulk 1926-1969). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Merson, Charles, 1931-. Oral history interview with Charles Merson, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Glenn, Ruth, 1909-1997,. Oral history interview with Ruth Glenn and C. Lee Moyer, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963. Papers, 1784-1957. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Sun Company. Corporate records, 1890-1984. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Drury, William A. Oral history interviews with and papers of William A. Drury, 1962-1996 [sound recording]. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Pew, R. Anderson (Robert Anderson), 1936-. Oral history interviews with R. Anderson Pew, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
creatorOf Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971. Papers 1902-1971. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Vice President and Associate Evangelist (1950-1987 : Grady B. Wilson). Records of Grady B. Wilson, 1951-1987. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Parker, Ruth K., 1918-. Oral history interviews with Ruth Parker, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Barnard, Boyd T., 1895-. Oral history interview with Boyd T. Barnard, 1989 Aug. 18. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Pew, R. Anderson (Robert Anderson), 1936-. Oral history interviews with R. Anderson Pew, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995,. Oral history interviews with Robert Dunlop, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn National Industrial Conference Board. Records. 1916-1985. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn United Presbyterian Men collection, 1957. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
creatorOf Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971. Files on the Pew Memorial Foundation, 1948-1957. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn MacKenzie, Charles Sherrard, 1924-. Oral history interviews with Charles S. Mackenzie, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Baker, Alberta Hensel Pew,. Oral history interview with Alberta Pew Baker, 1990 Nov. 2. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Pew, Arthur E., 1898-1965. Papers, 1931-1951. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Pew family. Papers, 1817-1965. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Christianity Today International. Records of Christianity Today, International, 1954-[ongoing]. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Van Til, L. John,. Oral history interview with L. John Van Til, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Henle, Raymond Z., 1899-1974. Papers, 1883-1973. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Barnard, Boyd T., 1895-. Oral history interview with Boyd T. Barnard, 1989 Aug. 18. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995. Papers, 1947-1991. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Guess, Howard O., 1932-. Oral history interviews with Howard O. Guess, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Parker, Ruth K., 1918-. Oral history interviews with Ruth Parker, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn MacKenzie, Charles Sherrard, 1924-. Oral history interviews with Charles S. Mackenzie, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Pannell, William E. Oral history interview with William E. Pannell, 1995-2007. Wheaton College, Buswell Memorial Library
referencedIn Glenn, Ruth, 1909-1997,. Oral history interview with Ruth Glenn and C. Lee Moyer, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Merwin K. Hart papers, 1929-1962 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Sun Company. Administrative correspondence, 1886-1933. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Sperry-Sun Drilling Services, Inc. Records, 1888-1999 (bulk 1930-1995). Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Crain, Lucille Cardin, 1901-1983. Papers, 1920-1978. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Baker, Alberta Hensel Pew,. Oral history interview with Alberta Pew Baker, 1990 Nov. 2. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
creatorOf Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971. Files on the Glenmede Trust Company. Committee on Grants, Donations, and Contributions, 1946-68. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Sennholz, Hans F.,. Oral history interview with Hans and Mary Sennholz, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Guess, Howard O., 1932-. Oral history interviews with Howard O. Guess, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Sun Company. Office of the President. Files of Robert G. Dunlop, 1947-1971. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Sennholz, Hans F.,. Oral history interview with Hans and Mary Sennholz, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Lauer, Robert H. E. (Robert Henry Edward), 1925-1998,. Oral history interviews with Robert H.E. Lauer, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn James C. Ingebretsen papers, 1941-1977 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Pew Charitable Trusts. Founding Documents and Related Records, 1956-1986. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Merson, Charles, 1931- ,. Oral history interview with Charles Merson, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Family and Trust History Records, 1912-1991 (bulk, 1932-1991). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Van Til, L. John,. Oral history interview with L. John Van Til, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995,. Oral history interviews with Robert Dunlop, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Bell, L. Nelson, 1894-1973. Papers of L. Nelson Bell, 1923-1973. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Sun Company. Records, 1889-1984. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Hart, Merwin K. (Merwin Kimball), 1881-. Papers, 1929-1962. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Lucille Cardin Crain papers, 1920-1978 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Bell, Allyn R., 1909-2006,. Oral history interviews with Allyn R. Bell, Jr., 1989 Oct. 5-6. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Bell, Allyn R., 1909-2006,. Oral history interviews with Allyn R. Bell, Jr., 1989 Oct. 5-6. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
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associatedWith Aero Design and Engineering Company. corporateBody
associatedWith American Economic Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith American Liberty League. corporateBody
associatedWith Baker, Alberta Hensel Pew, person
associatedWith Barnard, Boyd T., 1895- person
associatedWith Beaver Valley Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Bell, Allyn R., 1909-2006, person
associatedWith Bell, L. Nelson, 1894-1973. person
associatedWith Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Vice President and Associate Evangelist (1950-1987 : Grady B. Wilson) corporateBody
associatedWith Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Boone County Coal Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Boy Scouts of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008. person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. person
associatedWith Changnohoe Sinhak Taehak (Korea) corporateBody
associatedWith Chilton Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Christian Freedom Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Christianity Today International. corporateBody
associatedWith Committee for Constitutional Government. corporateBody
associatedWith Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith Crain, Lucille Cardin, 1901-1983. person
associatedWith Crane, Jasper, 1881-1969. person
associatedWith Drury, William A. person
associatedWith Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995, person
associatedWith Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963. person
associatedWith Foundation of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Glenmede Trust Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Glenn, Ruth, 1909-1997, person
associatedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998. person
associatedWith Graham, Billy, 1918- person
associatedWith Grove City College. corporateBody
associatedWith Guess, Howard O., 1932- person
associatedWith Haake, Alfred P. (Alfred Paul), 1885-1961. person
associatedWith Hamilton, John D. M., b. 1892. person
associatedWith Hart, Merwin K. (Merwin Kimball), 1881- person
associatedWith Henle, Raymond Z., 1899-1974. person
associatedWith Historic Germantown, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Holland, Jerome H. (Jerome Heartwell), 1916-1985 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Hughes, Boland, 1903-1988. person
correspondedWith Ingebretsen, James C., 1906- person
associatedWith John Birch Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Robert L. (Robert Livingston), 1894-1966. person
associatedWith Judd, Walter Henry, 1898-1994. person
associatedWith Koop, C. Everett (Charles Everett), 1916- person
associatedWith Kraft, James Lewis, 1874-1953. person
associatedWith Lane, Rose Wilder, 1886-1968. person
associatedWith Lauer, Robert H. E. (Robert Henry Edward), 1925-1998, person
associatedWith Lawrence, David, 1888-1973. person
associatedWith Loeb, William, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith MacKenzie, Charles Sherrard, 1924- person
correspondedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith McIntire, Carl, 1906-2002. person
associatedWith Medical Research Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Merion Cricket Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Merson, Charles, 1931- person
associatedWith Mont Pelerin Society. corporateBody
associatedWith National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Broadcasting and Film Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith National Industrial Conference Board. corporateBody
associatedWith National Radio Advertisers Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newton Falls Paper Mill Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Pacific War Memorial, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Pannell, William E. person
associatedWith Parker, Ruth K., 1918- person
associatedWith Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993. person
associatedWith Pepper, George Wharton, 1867-1961. person
associatedWith Pew, Arthur E., 1898-1965. person
associatedWith Pew Charitable Trusts. corporateBody
associatedWith Pew family. family
associatedWith Pew, Joseph N. (Joseph Newton), 1886-1963. person
associatedWith Pew Memorial Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Pew Memorial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Pew, R. Anderson (Robert Anderson), 1936- person
associatedWith Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. corporateBody
associatedWith Presbyterian Lay Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
associatedWith Republican National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Rogers, Sherman. person
associatedWith Sennholz, Hans F., person
associatedWith Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Sperry-Sun Drilling Services, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-2001. person
associatedWith Sun Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Sun Company. Office of the president, corporateBody
associatedWith Sun Company. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953. person
associatedWith Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith United Presbyterian Church of North America. General Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith United Presbyterian Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology corporateBody
associatedWith Van Til, L. John, person
associatedWith Von Mises, Ludwig, 1881-1973. person
associatedWith Washington Cathedral corporateBody
associatedWith Weir, Ernest Tener, 1875-1957. person
associatedWith Welch, Robert Henry Winborne, 1899-1985. person
associatedWith WHYY (Radio Station : Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith WHYY (Television Station : Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Yama Conferences on National Industrial Efficiency (1915- : Napanoch, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith YMCA of the USA. corporateBody
associatedWith Young Americans for Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. corporateBody
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Charity organization
Charities
Communism and religion
Conservatism
Nonprofit organizations--Law and legislation
Anti-communist movements
Presbyterian universities and colleges
Petroleum industry and trade
Education, Higher--Research
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
Nonprofit organizations
Chartiable uses, trusts and foundations--Taxation
Endowments
Corporations--Political activity
Calvinism
Business and politics
Industrial policy
Communism and Christianity
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Birth 1882

Death 1971

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