George F. Getty ’42 (1924-1973) served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Getty Oil until his death. The Getty Oil Company was founded by George’s father, J. Paul Getty, and grandfather, George Sr.
In 1904, George Getty Sr. moved from Minnesota to Oklahoma where he began a career as an independent oilman. Within two years, he had amassed a fortune from his Minnehoma Oil Company and moved his family to Los Angeles. In 1913, George lent his 21-year-old son Jean Paul money to invest in wells. By 1915, J.P. had made his first million, and the following year George and J.P. incorporated the Getty Oil Company.
Today, Getty Petroleum Corporation is one of the nation’s largest marketers of petroleum products and has sold and distributed on average one billion gallons of petroleum product per year for the past five years operating in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
While at Webb, George swam and ran on the track team; he was a member of the choir and Glee Club, the sports editor for Blue and Gold and he pursued leading roles in the Dramatic Club.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”