Los Angeles County
BURTON E. GREEN
As a boy he
attended the public schools of
Soon after his
graduation he went to
At this time the
oil industry seemed to offer the greatest opportunities, and associating
himself with M. H. Whittier they entered the oil
business under the firm name of Green & Whittier. Mr. Whittier, as a practical oil operator,
looked after the drilling operations, while Mr. Green attended to the
administrative and financial portion of the business. The first operations confined to the
one of the first wells in the Coalinga district, because of greater activity in
the Kern River district they transferred their operations to the vicinity of
In 1905 the
Amalgamated Oil Co. was formed, with activities confined principally to
Aside from his
oil interests he is largely interested in the Booth-Kelly Lumber Co., a
corporation owning approximately 200,000 acres of excellent timber land in
Outdoor life appeals strongly to Mr. Green, and whenever his business affairs permit he indulges in hunting, fishing, golf and motoring. As a member of the Bolsa Chica Gun Club, the Flatrock Club (whose grounds are in Idaho) and the San Ysidro Rancho Co. of Mexico, he has ample opportunity to gratify his shooting and fishing proclivities, which his membership in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Country cubs give him access to the best links to test out his prowess as a golfer.
His enjoyment of club life is further evidenced by his membership in the California Club, the Jonathan Club and Crags Country Club of Los Angeles, and the Pacific Union Club and the Bohemian Club of San Francisco.
In all of his clubs he has a large circle of friends and acquaintances among whom he is most pleasantly and favorably known.
Transcribed 7-18-08 Marilyn R. Pankey.
Source: Press Reference Library, Western Edition Notables of the West, Vol. I, Page 112, International News Service, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta. 1913.
© 2008 Marilyn R. Pankey.