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West, J. Robinson
Robin West received his B.A. from University of North Carolina and his J.D. from Temple University. He served in the Ford Administration on the White House staff (1974-76) and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary...
Mr. Ralph Ainger grew up on Long Island, NY. A marine biologist by training, he was hired in 1976, around the time of the first Mid-Atlantic offshore lease sale, by the Bureau of Land Management as an...
Howard Middleton is from Centerville, Texas. Throughout his career, he served as an educator, public servant, and consultant. He was the first black man to be appointed as Port Commissioner (1976-1994)....
Charles Mills is a native of Galveston, Texas and spent fifty years in the maritime industry. He joined the U.S. Merchant Marine in the late 1930s and sailed for Lykes Brothers Shipping. During this time...
Edwards, C.E. "Chuck"
Mr. C. E. "Chuck" Edwards served in the Pacific during World War II and received his degree in geological engineering in 1949 from the University of Tulsa. He went to work for Standard Oil of Texas (SoTex)...
Applebaum, Bruce S.
Bruce Applebaum retired from Texaco following its merger with Chevron. He had been vice president of Texaco and president of the company's Worldwide Exploration and New Ventures. Prior to joining Texaco...
Richard Pattarozzi graduated college in Illinois in 1966 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He joined Shell that same year and served as a facilities engineer in New Orleans. In 1969 he became a drilling...
Steve Huttman spent 22 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, serving various capacities in maritime security and rescue. He moved to Houston in 1998 and began at G&H Towing as a mate on a harbor tug. He is currently...
Bob Howard graduated from Rice in 1959 with a degree in Mechanical engineering. He began working for Shell that same year. In 1963 he became a facilities engineer in New Orleans for the Delta Division....
Jim Manzilillo, a native of Pennsylvania and U.S. WWII Merchant Marine Veteran, is the founder of the Houston Maritime Museum. He owned and operated a ship building company for the Mexican Government and...
Robey Clark went to LSU in 1939 and joined the Navy before graduation. However, they still gave him a diploma. After serving on the Gulf Coast during World War II, Mr. Clark got a job with Magnolia. He...
Picou, Edward, Jr.
Mr. Ed Picou graduated from LSU with a B.S. in 1955, and Shell hired him while he was attempting to complete his master's degree. He began working for Shell in 1957. He worked in paleontology during his...
Mr. Ron Geer was born in West Palm Beach, FL in 1926 and received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1951. That year he began his 35-year career with Shell Oil...
Craig King was born and raised on the Texas City Ship Channel, where his father worked as a welder at a refinery. He graduated from the Texas A&M Merchant Marine Academy in Galveston in 2000 and went to...
Mike Forrest got his B.S. in geological engineering from St. Louis University and joined Shell Oil in 1955. He moved through the company and became Senior Geophysicist for the New Orleans E&P area. It...
Mr. Bill Broman got his B.S. and M.S. from Michigan Technological University. He joined Shell Development Company in 1953 working mainly in the Houston E&P area. He began working as a geophysicist for...
After graduating Purdue with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1953, Cliff Swanlund began his career with Shell. He served in the Army soon after his assignment with Shell forcing him to come back to the...
Leonard Aucoin was born in Little Bayou Long, Louisiana in 1927 as the son of a fisherman / shrimper. Mr. Aucoin worked on a dredge boat, as a dishwasher on a houseboat, as a deckhand, and then as an oiler....
Mr. Robert Hirsch went to Texas College of Mines at Texas Western (later University of Texas at El Paso), and briefly worked for Magnolia in 1953. He went back to school and graduated with degrees in physics...
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