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“OIL KING” DEAD: Sir Henri Deterding’s Sudden Collapse

The Scotsman – Monday 06 February 1939

“OIL KING” DEAD

Sir Henri Deterding’s Sudden Collapse

A NOTABLE CAREER

St Moriiz, Saturday . — Sir Henri Deterding, director and former director-general of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., died suddenly here to-day at the age of 72 . He was spending his annual winter holiday at the Chalet Olga, his beautiful St Moritz home, and is stated to have been in excellent health until this morning, when he woke up with symptoms of a heart attack.

After receiving medical treatment his condition improved considerably, but shortly before 7 PM he had a sudden and fatal relapse . He retained consciousness to the end. His wife was with him during his last hours. read more

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