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Howard Taney Boyd

business executive

Howard BOYD, lawyer and retd, business executive. Order of Malta; Award 1977. United States-USSR Trade and Economics Council, American Heart Association, World Energy Conference, and numerous other organisations; Institute Trade Association, National Petroleum Council, A.B.A., etc.


Boyd, Howard Taney was born on June 5, 1909 in Woodside, Maryland, United States. Son of Howard and Mary Violet (Stewart) Boyd.


Graduate, Georgetown Preparatory School, Garrett Park, Maryland. AB magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1932. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1935.

Doctor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1977.


Secretary to the United States attorney general, 1934. Special attorney United States Department Justice, 1935. Assistant United States attorney for District of Columbia, 1935-1939.

Professor National Law Center (formerly National Law School), American University (formerly Washington College Law), Washington. Partner firm Hogan & Hartson, 1939-1952. Officer, director El Paso Company (formerly El Paso Natural Gas Company), 1952-1979, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1964-1979.

Partner Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, Houston, 1979-1989, retired, 1989.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1934, Texas 1953.


Regent emeritus Georgetown University. Past board directors Houston Symphony Society. Former trustee University Southern California,United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Trade and Economic Council, United States National Committee World Energy Conference, Executive Service Corps of Houston, National Petroleum Council.

Member national corporation cabinet American Heart Association, also Texas affiliate, National Council Salk Institute. Member board advisors Institute Bioscis. and Technology Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University. Member development council Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University College Business Administration.

Member American Bar Association, State Bar Texas, Bar Association District of Columbia (director 1950), Houston Bar Association, Independent Natural Gas Association (president 1967-1968), Groupe International des Importateurs de Gaz Naturel Liquefié (president emeritus), Texas Philosophical Society Clubs: Barristers, Burning Tree, Chevy Chase, Columbia Country, Metropolitan (Washington). River Oaks Country, Houston Country, Petroleum, Ramada (Houston). Kissing Camels Golf (Colorado Springs).


Married Lucille Belhumeur, June 15, 1935. Children: Dennis Brooke, Sharon Ann Boyd Rodriguez, Deborah Boyd Fitch (deceased).

Howard Boyd

Mary Violet (Stewart) Boyd

Lucille Belhumeur

Dennis Brooke Boyd

Sharon Ann Boyd Rodriguez Boyd

Deborah Boyd Fitch Boyd (deceased)