A Classification of American Wealth
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   Rockefeller, Andrews & Company and William Rockefeller 

free from the Clark brothers, John D. Rockefeller aggressively moved forward to expand his refining business, taking his younger brother William as partner in the firm of William Rockefeller & Company. They opened a new refinery, the Standard Works in December 1865 and thereby greatly augmented their capacity. As Western Pennsylvania was then one of the two major oil producers in the World


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