Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes and has a tear in the lower right corner. Edward L. Doheny was born on August 10, 1856 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. After high school, he worked in mines and moved to Los Angeles in 1891. Living in near poverty, Doheny leased land and discovered oil north of Downtown Los Angeles. Doheny and his partner Charles A. Canfield soon made a fortune by drilling in the area and selling the oil to nearby factories and later by persuading railroads to switch from coal to oil as power for their trains. Doheny also became a pioneer in the Mexican oil industry. In the 1920s, Doheny was indicted in the Teapot Dome Scandal and was charged with offering a $100,000 bribe to United States Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall. He was twice acquitted of offering the bribe, but Fall was finally convicted of accepting it. Doheny was a noted philanthropist in Los Angeles, especially regarding Catholic schools and charities. He died on September 8, 1935. Arthur Beeby-Thompson was born in 1873 in England. He was one of the first consulting engineers in the oil industry. He made many innovations in oilfield operations around the world. He died in 1961. Shown are A. Beeby-Thompson and Edward L. Doheny, seated at a desk, looking over papers. There is another desk behind them and a shelf with books, a bottle, and a picture in a frame. Photograph dated October 29, 1930.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Doheny, Edward L.--(Edward Laurence),--1856-1935 Beeby-Thompson, A.--(Arthur) Industrialists--United States Philanthropists--United States Businessmen--United States Engineers--United States Offices--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Interiors--California--Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Collection photographs