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Exxonmobil was a company which a merger between major American oil company, Mobil with Exxon in 1999. As well as the merger, the Mobil retain its major brand name within the combined company. Its former headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, are currently used as ExxonMobil’s downstream headquarters.
Following the break-up of Standard Oil in 1911 the Standard Oil Company of New York or Socony was founded, along with 33 other successor companies. In 1920 the company registered the name “Mobiloil” as a trademark.
Henry Clay Folger was head of the company until 1923, when he was succeeded by Herbert L. Pratt. Beginning February 29, 1928 on NBC, Socony Oil reached radio listeners with a comedy program, Soconyland Sketches, scripted by William Ford Manley and featuring Arthur Allen and Parker Fennelly as rural New Englanders. Socony continued to sponsor the show when it moved to CBS.