1959 Assets
1 Exxon Mobil 2 9,478.7
2 General Motors 1 7,294.7
3 U.S. Steel 5 4,632.8
4 Gulf Oil 7 3,430.0
5 Mobil 6 3,237.3
6 Texaco 9 3,111.5
7 Ford Motor 3 3,074.7
8 DuPont 16 2,804.2
9 Amoco 14 2,769.3
10 ChevronTexaco 19 2,451.1
11 General Electric 4 2,420.9
12 Bethlehem Steel 12 2,195.0
13 Shell Oil 18 1,648.3
14 Union Carbide 23 1,530.5
15 ConocoPhillips 32 1,515.5
16 Sinclair Oil 27 1,499.9
17 CBS 13 1,411.5
18 Intl. Business Machines 28 1,340.4
19 Chrysler 11 1,337.5
20 AT&T Technologies 10 1,337.4
21 Alcoa 46 1,337.3
22 Citgo Petroleum 35 1,288.4
23 Anaconda 72 1,056.6
24 Navistar International 30 1,025.7
25 Republic Steel 40 988.0
26 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 22 954.5
27 ARMCO 43 896.9
28 International Paper 38 891.5
29 Dow Chemical 56 875.0
30 ITT Industries 49 869.0
31 Reynolds Metals 87 853.0
32 American Can 34 837.2
33 Kennecott 99 825.7
34 Eastman Kodak 45 822.1
35 Tidewater Oil 62 810.7
36 Procter & Gamble 24 804.9
37 Jones & Laughlin Steel 52 798.9
38 Fortune Brands 55 795.6
39 Olin 59 786.8
40 Firestone Tire & Rubber 33 782.3
41 Atlantic Richfield 65 770.8
42 Kaisertech 95 754.4
43 RCA 29 751.5
44 Honeywell Intl. 57 748.3
45 Nabisco Group Holdings 54 743.3
46 Sperry 44 743.2
47 Ryerson Tull 51 716.4
48 National Intergroup 64 699.0
49 Continental Group 31 688.2
50 Unocal 96 684.6
51 Sunoco 47 666.9
52 Monsanto 63 664.1
53 Youngstown Sheet & Tube 77 660.2
54 General Dynamics 20 651.2
55 Uniroyal 42 627.9
56 Conoco 60 619.7
57 Boeing 17 605.3
58 Esmark 8 584.9
59 American Cyanamid 71 584.3
60 Weyerhaeuser 94 577.6
61 Kraft 21 573.9
62 Crown Zellerbach 85 564.9
63 PPG Industries 74 561.4
64 Deere 81 547.6
65 Goodrich 48 546.8
66 Sunray DX Oil 113 540.8
67 Pure Oil 80 535.0
68 Lockheed Martin 37 508.5
69 Sealed Air 89 497.7
70 Quantum Chemical 178 497.3
71 Caterpillar 61 494.2
72 Burlington Industries Equity 53 483.6
73 Kaiser Steel 218 481.9
74 Douglas Aircraft 25 472.9
75 United Technologies 26 470.0
76 Allis-Chalmers 69 468.6
77 Owens-Illinois 75 455.2
78 Singer 117 444.6
79 General Foods 36 442.7
80 Schenley Industries 203 440.1
81 J.E. Seagram 168 431.8
82 Asarco 90 427.3
83 Phelps Dodge 151 425.7
84 Richfield Oil 158 414.6
85 Armour 15 412.5
86 Liggett Group 134 409.1
87 BP America 102 404.1
88 Marathon Oil 149 400.2
89 BorgWarner 68 399.3
90 St. Regis 109 393.4
91 Skelly Oil 164 380.1
92 Borden Chemical 39 364.7
93 GATX 199 363.8
94 Consolidation Coal 145 362.1
95 NL Industries 86 361.2
96 Celanese 184 352.8
97 Colgate-Palmolive 67 338.8
98 Bendix 58 325.6
99 J.P. Stevens 103 316.0
100 Rockwell Automation 41 311.5
 
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