Full Name: Harry Ford Sinclair
Profession: Founder of Sinclair Oil
Why Famous: The founder of Sinclair Oil, he was implicated in the 1920s Teapot Dome Scandal, and served six months in prison for jury tampering. He was an avid owner of sports properties, and horses from his stable won the Kentucky Derby and three Belmont Stakes.
- 1904-07-21 Sinclair Oil founder Harry Ford Sinclair (28) weds Elizabeth Farrell
- 1922-04-07 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals