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Chemicals company executive

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.


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, Monsanto, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1957-1959;product administrator, Monsanto, St. Louis, 1959-1961;director sales, Monsanto, St. Louis, 1961-1963;director marketing, Monsanto, St. Louis, 1963-1967;business director, Monsanto, St. Louis, 1967-1968;general manager petrochemicals division, Monsanto, St. Louis, 1972-1976;general manager cycle-safe division, Monsanto, St. Louis, 1976;corporation vice president, managing director Plastics & Resins Company, Monsanto, St. Louis, 1977;group vice president, Monsanto, St. Louis, 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., Houston, 1986-1996;president, owner, Chief Executive Officer, JVW Investment Ltd., Houston, since 1996. Member of 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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, art collecting.


Married Mechanical Engineering June Howell. Children: Liz Waggoner Quisenberry, Jay.

Loren Dye Waggoner

Vera (Meacham) Waggoner

Mechanical Engineering June Howell

Liz Waggoner Quisenberry Waggoner

Jay Waggoner