ROGERS, HENRY H.
HENRY H. ROGERS (1840-1909). Rogers started in the oil business by buying a Massachusetts refinery. He worked for Standard Oil from 1874 until his death and during this time played an instrumental role in the successful organization and development of the company, proving himself to be one of the premier organizational geniuses in American financial history. Rogers took his Standard Oil profits and invested them in railroads, cooper, banking and steel.