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Myron Arnold Wright, American oil field equipment and forging manufacturing company executive.

Background

Wright, Myron Arnold was born on April 9, 1911 in Blair, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Charles Edgar and Hattie Susan (Dillingham) Wright.

Education

Student, Northwestern State Teachers College, 1930. Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1933. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Tulsa.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Oklahoma Christian College. D. England (honorary), Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Career

Various engineering positions, Carter Oil Corporation, Tulsa, 1933-1943;chief petroleum engineer, Carter Oil Corporation, 1943-1944;assistant manager production, Carter Oil Corporation, 1944-1946;executive assistant producing department, Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey, New York City, 1946-1949;deputy coordinator, Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey, New York City, 1949-1951;executive vice president, International Petroleum Limited company, Coral Gables, Florida, 1951-1952;executive vice president, director, Carter Oil Corporation, Tulsa, 1952-1954;producing coordinator, Standard Oil Corporation, New Jersey, 1954-1958;director, Standard Oil Corporation, New Jersey, 1958-1960;executive vice president, member Executive Committee, Standard Oil Corporation, New Jersey, 1960-1966;chairman, chief Executive officer, Exxon Company United States of America, 1966-1976;executive vice president, director, Exxon Corporation, 1958-1966, 73-76;chairman, president, chief Executive officer, Cameron Iron Works, Inc., Houston, 1977-1981;chairman, chief Executive officer, Cameron Iron Works, Inc., Houston, 1981-1985;Chairman of the Board, Cameron Iron Works, Inc., Houston, 1986-1987;director, Cameron Iron Works, Inc., Houston, 1987-1989. Director, member exec committee 1st City bank corporation Texas, Inc., 1971-1985. Director, member Executive Committee, audit committee American General Insurance Company, 1976-1983.

Former director Evans Products Company. Board of Governors United States Postal Service, 1971-1980, chairman, 1974-1980.

Membership

Member council overseers Jesse H. Jones Graduate School Administration, Rice University, board directors Rice Center, 1981-1992. Member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute (director), National Association of Manufacturers (director 1979-1987), United States Chamber of Commerce (president 1966-1967, chairman 1967-1968), Houston Chamber of Commerce C. (director 1978-1984), National Wildlife Federation (member board 1969-1975), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau Gamma, Sigma Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha. Clubs: Balboa Bay (Newport Beach, California).

River Oaks Country, Houston, Petroleum, Ramada, Metropolitan Racquet (Houston). Garden of Gods (Colorado Springs, Colorado).

Connections

Son of Charles Edgar and Hattie Susan (Dillingham) W. M. Izetta Chattin, June 4, 1935 (deceased). 1 daughter, Mary Judith (Mistress Sidney Reid, Junior).

father:
Charles Edgar Wright

mother:
Hattie Susan (Dillingham) Wright

spouse:
Izetta Chattin