Harry Ford Sinclair

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair Full Name: Harry Ford Sinclair
Nationality: American

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.

Born: July 6, 1876
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Benwood, West Virginia, United States

Died: November 10, 1956 (aged 80)

Married Life

  • 1904-07-21 Sinclair Oil founder Harry Ford Sinclair (28) weds Elizabeth Farrell

Historical Events in the Life of Harry Ford Sinclair

  • 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