Edward L. Doheny

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny Full Name: Edward L. Doheny

United States of America

Profession: Oil Tycoon
Why Famous: Drilled the first successful oil well in the Los Angeles City Oil Field, setting off the petroleum boom in Southern California. He expanded operations during the Mexican Revolution and opened large new oil fields in Mexico's "golden belt" inland from Tampico. In the 1920s, he was implicated in the Teapot Dome Scandal and was accused of offering a $100,000 bribe to United States Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall, although he was eventually acquitted.

Born: August 10, 1856
Birthplace: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 8, 1935 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1900-08-22 Oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny (44) weds Carrie Estelle Betzold in New Mexico Territory

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