Stanley Learned

Retired President and Chief Executive of Phillips Petroleum Co.
1980 DESA Recipient
Primary office:



  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1924

Stanely Learned was honored for his leadership of Phillips Petroleum Com. and in alumni work at KU. He was president and chief executive officer of Phillips Petroleum Co., which he guided to leadership among international oil companies. He supervised the design and construction of the world's first pipeline for long-distance transport of light liquid hydrocarbons. He was president of the KU Alumni Association and chairman of the Greater University Fund. 

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