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Oil company executive

Alden James Laborde, American oil company executive. Decorated knight St. Gregory the Great, Vatican; recipient Order St. Louis medal, 1976; Distinguished Achievement award Offshore Technology Conference, 1977; St. Mary's Dominican College medal, 1978; Loyola University award; named to Fortune magazine National Business Hall of Fame, 1985.

Background

Laborde, Alden James was born on December 18, 1915 in Vinton, Louisiana, United States. Son of Cliffe E. and Hilda (Moreau) Laborde.

Education

Student, Louisiana State University, 1934. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1938. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Catholic University America, 1991.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Loyola University, 1996. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Xavier University, 1996.

Career

Engineer,, S.W. Richardson Oil Corporation, 1946-1948;marine superintendent, Kerr McGee Oil Industries, 1948-1952;president, Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company, 1953-1974;Chairman of the Board, chief executive officer, Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company, 1974-1977;offshore oil industry consultant, 1977-1985;Chairman of the Board, chief executive officer, Gulf Island Fabrication Company, since 1985. Chairman All Aboard Development Corporation.

Membership

Trustee Catholic University American. Member board liquidation city debt, New Orleans. Member New Orleans Sewage and Water Board.

Board administrators Tulane University, 1975-1985. Served from ensign to Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1938-1946. Member International Association Oilwell Drilling Contractors.

(president 1973), Midcontinent Oil and Gas Association (president 1970-1971), National Petroleum Council, St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Connections

Married Margaret Bienuenu, March 11, 1943. Children: Susan, J. Monroe, John P., Stephanie, Jane.

father:
Cliffe E. Laborde

mother:
Hilda (Moreau) Laborde

spouse:
Margaret Bienuenu

child:
Susan Laborde

child:
J. Monroe Laborde

child:
John P. Laborde

child:
Stephanie Laborde

child:
Jane Laborde