Personalities: Nov. 1, 1963

COUPLING yesterday's sense of thrift with today's management-by-computer techniques, John Eldred Swearingen, 45, has sharply raised earnings in the five years that he has been president of Standard Oil (Indiana). Last week he took pride in a 35% earnings jump to $140 million for the first nine months of 1963, and in winning a big oil concession in Egypt. One of the youngest men ever to head a major U.S. oil company, South Carolina-born Swearingen joined Standard as a chemical engineer at 20, rose through research and production to become president at...

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