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John Wayne CROFT

executive , Lawyer

John Wayne Croft, American oil company executive, lawyer. Bar: Texas 59, New York 80. Decorated Army Commendation Medal; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award, Lon Morris College, 1972.


Croft, John Wayne was born on November 15, 1935 in Jacksonville, Texas, United States. Son of John E. and Alty (Durrett) Croft.


University of Texas (Bachelor of Business Administration, with honors, 1957. Juris Doctor, 1959). Beta Gamma Sigma. Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Texas Law Review.

Councilman, Borough of PeapackGladstone, New Jersey, 1987, 1989. Trustee, Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, Texas, 1974-1986.


Associate Norman Rounsaville & Hassell, Rusk, Texas, 1959. Member law department Exxon Company and affiliates, 1962—1969. Assistant to president Exxon Company United States of America, 1969—1971.

General counsel Exxon Research & Enging. Company, since 1982

Director InteCom, Inc., Dallas. Captain Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1959-1962.


  • Bar: Texas 59, New York 80.


Trustee Lon Morris College, 1975—1986. Vice president, director, executive committee Houston Symphony Society, 1972—1976. Member New York annual conference United Methodist Church, 1980.

Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation (life). Member: American Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, Texas Bar Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Theta Kappa.


Married Kathryn J. Garlock, September 15, 1962. Children: Karen Eileen, John Michael, Allison Lynn.

John E. Croft

Alty (Durrett) Croft

Kathryn J. Garlock

Karen Eileen Croft

John Michael Croft

Allison Lynn Croft