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James Virgil Waggoner

James Virgil Waggoner, American chemicals company executive.


  • Waggoner, James Virgil was born on October 29, 1927 in Judsonia, Arkansas, United States. Son of Loren Dye and Vera (Meacham) Waggoner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics, Ouachita Baptist University, 1948. Doctor of Science (honorary), Ouachita Baptist University, 1990. Master of Science in Organic Chemistry and Mathematics, University Texas, 1950.


    • Successively research chemist, sales assistant, assistant sales manager, sales manager Monsanto, Texas City, Texas, 1950-1957, director sales Springfield, Massachusetts, 1957-1959, product administrator St. Louis, 1959-1961, director sales, 1961-1963, director marketing, 1963-1967, business director, 1967-1968, general manager petrochemicals division, 1972-1976, general manager cycle-safe division, 1976, corporation vice president, managing director Plastics & Resins Company, 1977, group vice president, 1978-1980. President petrochemical and plastics unit El Paso Company, Odessa, Texas, 1980-1983. Consultant to petrochemical industry Houston, 1984-1985.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Sterling Chemicals, Inc., 1986-1996. President, owner, Chief Executive Officer JVW Investment Ltd., since 1996. Member advisory board 1st Commercial Bank (National Association), Little Rock.

      Board directors Kirby Corporation, Houston, Mail-Well Holdings, Inc., Englewood, Colorado.


    Chairman advisory council College Natural Sciences, University Texas, Austin. Member development council Ouachita Baptist University. Board directors Texas Research League.

    Board directors, chairman Good Samaritan Foundation, 1993-1994. Supporter, patron Star of Hope Mission. Corporation leader, contributor United Way, Texas City, LaMarque Area, Houston.

    Member chairman's advisory board Republican National Convention. Member National Petroleum Refiners Association (vice president, board directors, executive committee), Texas Association Taxpayers (board directors).



    Golf, art collecting.


    • Married Mechanical Engineering June Howell. Children: Liz Waggoner Quisenberry, Jay.
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    Born October 29, 1927
    • 1948
      Ouachita Baptist University
    • 1990
      Ouachita Baptist University
    • 1950
      University Texas
    • 1950 - 1957
      Successively research chemist, Monsanto
      Texas City, Texas, United States
    • 1950 - 1957
      sales assistant, Monsanto
      Texas City, Texas, United States
    • 1950 - 1957
      assistant, Monsanto
      Texas City, Texas, United States
    • 1950 - 1957
      sales manager, Monsanto
      Texas City, Texas, United States
    • 1980 - 1983
      president, petrochemical and plastics unit El Paso Company
      Odessa, Texas, United States
    • 1984 - 1985
      consultant, to petrochemical industry Houston
    • 1986 - 1996
      president, Sterling Chemicals
    • 1986 - 1996
      Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Chemicals
    • 1996
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