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Paul Neilson Howell, American oil company execuitve.


Howell, Paul Neilson was born on September 13, 1918 in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States. Son of Posey N. and Eva Meredith (Colmer) Howell.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University. Data Control Language honoris causa, The University of the South, 1988.


Engineer Esso Standard Oil Corporation, Baton Rouge, 1946-1951. President Louisiana Tank Lines, Incorporated, New York Orleans, 1953-1955, Howell Refining Company, San Antonio, 1955-1969. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Howell Corporation, Houston, 1969-1995, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1995-1997, board directors, from 1997.

Chairman Howell Petroleum Corporation, 1981-1984. Chairman 11th district Federal Reserve Branch Bank, Houston, 1983-1984.


Chairman Southwest Research Institute, 1968-1970, United States Navy Memorial Foundation, 1988-1996. Board directors Texas Medical Center, since 1976, Houston Advanced Research Center, 1982-1990. Vice chairman Trinity University, San Antonio, 1971-1973.

Governor Rice University, Houston, 1979-1986. Chairman advisory board Salvation Army, Houston, 1990-1993, director national advisory board, since 1989. Regent University of South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1990-1994.

Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946, 51-53, PTO, Korea. Rear admiral United States Naval Reserve (retired). Member National Association of Manufacturers (director 1964-1970), National Petroleum Refiners Association (chairman 1966-1968), American Petroleum Institute (board directors 1966-1968, 85-95), United States C. of Chamber (board directors 1984-1987).

Clubs: River Oaks Country.


Married Evelyn Marie Edmiston, June 7, 1947. Children: Steven K., Douglas W., David L., Bradley N.

Posey N. Howell

Eva Meredith (Colmer) Howell

Evelyn Marie Edmiston

Bradley N. Howell

Steven K. Howell

David L. Howell

Douglas W. Howell