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Orlando Pendleton Thomas

company executive

O. Pendleton Thomas, American financial services company executive. Named Distinguished Graduate University Texas College Business Administration, 1964, Distinguished Alumnus University Texas, 1969.

Background

Thomas, Orlando Pendleton was born on June 14, 1914 in Forney, Texas, United States. Son of William Pendleton and Lottye (Trail) Thomas.

Education

Bachelor of Science, East Texas State University, 1935. Doctor of Laws (honorary), East Texas State University, 1972. Master of Business Administration, University Texas, 1941.

Graduate Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1955.

Career

With Sinclair Oil Corporation, New York City, 1945-1969, beginning as senior accountant, successively assistant to assistant comptroller, assistant comptroller, vice president, 1945-1969, beginning as senior accountant, successively assistant to assistant comptroller, assistant comptroller, vice president, 1945-1960, executive vice president, 1960-1964, president, 1964-1969. Chairman of the executive committee, director Atlantic Richfield Company. New York City, 1969; vice Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer Benjamin Franklin Goodrich Company, Akron, Ohio, from 1971.

Trustee Mutual Life Insurance County, New York. Director Kraftco Corporation, Koppers Company, Inc., Bristol-Myers Company Director Boys’ Clubs American.

Membership

Board visitors University Texas System Cancer Center at M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston. Board directors, executive committee W.M. Keck Foundation Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Petroleum Institute (honorary director), Conference Board (senior ), United Nations Association United States (governor, director), River, Links, Blind Brook, Round Hill, Augusta, National, Bohemian, Petroleum, Ramada, Houston Country clubs.

Connections

Married Alice Alexander, September 30, 1939. Children: William Pendleton II, Alexander Cole, James Trail.

father:
William Pendleton Thomas

mother:
Lottye (Trail) Thomas

spouse:
Alice Alexander

child:
William Pendleton II Thomas

child:
Alexander Cole Thomas

child:
James Trail Thomas