Oliver Payne

Jake Beaulne and LJ Rodriguez


Studied at Yale

Servered as a colonel in the Union Army

Founded Clark, Payne & Co. which was bought out by Rockeffeller in 1872.

Treasurer of Standard Oil from 1872-1884

Organizer of the American Tobacco Trust

Significance and Legacy

American Tobacco Co. held a monopoly over the cigarette market.

One of the 100 wealthiest Americans

Known for his 60-acre estate in New York, which is a registered historical site.

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