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Charles Thomas Goolsbee

Charles Thomas Goolsbee, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1958, Illinois 1964. Member American Bar Association, Houston Racquet Club.


  • Goolsbee, Charles Thomas was born on January 13, 1935 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Charles Culberson and Mary Pearl (Gipson) Goolsbee.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Baylor University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Baylor University, 1958.


    • Private practice law, Houston, 1958-1959. Attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1959-1963. Senior attorney Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, Illinois, 1963-1968, assistant counsel, 1968-1971, associate counsel, 1971-1972.

      Assistant general counsel CNA Finance Corporation, Chicago, 1972-1973, associate general counsel, 1973-1975. Associate counsel American General Insurance Company, Houston, 1975-1976, vice president, general counsel, 1976-1980. Senior vice president, general counsel, secretary Continental Airlines Holdings, Inc.

      (formerly Texas Air Corp), 1980-1991. Now executive vice president, chief operating officer, secretary, general counsel Continental Airlines Holdings, Inc., since 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1958, Illinois 1964.


    Member American Bar Association, Houston Racquet Club.


    • Married Carol Anne Brindley, April 3, 1961. Children: Catherine Anne, Charles Thomas, Mary Patricia.
    • father: Charles Culberson Goolsbee
    • mother: Mary Pearl (Gipson) Goolsbee
    • spouse: Carol Anne Brindley
    • children: Catherine Anne Goolsbee
    • Charles Thomas Goolsbee
    • Mary Patricia Goolsbee
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    Born January 13, 1935