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Hugh Roy Cullen
Hugh Roy Cullen walking through a door with an unidentified man
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Hugh Roy Cullen - Hugh Roy Cullen walking through a door with an unidentified man. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll6/item/485/show/483.

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Title Hugh Roy Cullen
Description Hugh Roy Cullen, grandson of Ezekiel W. Cullen, was born on July 3, 1881, in Denton County. His formal education was limited to a few years in the public schools in San Antonio. He married Lillie Cranz on December 29, 1903; they had four daughters and one son, Roy Gustav Cullen, who died in 1936. He moved to Houston in 1911 and entered the oil business in 1918. His policy of drilling deep wells was so successful that he became known as the "king of the wildcatters." He made major discoveries in the Houston area, notably at Pierce Junction, Blue Ridge, Rabb’s Ridge, Humble, and the O’Connor field. He owned half of the South Texas Petroleum Company and later formed the Quintana Petroleum Company. He gave more than $11 million each to his favorite projects, the University of Houston and Houston hospitals. In 1947 he established the $160 million Cullen Foundation to provide for continual aid to education and medicine. By 1955 he had given away an estimated 90 percent of his fortune. Cullen served in many capacities during his career, including chairman of the board of regents of the University of Houston, vice president of the Texas World Fair Commission in 1939, and director of the Boy Scouts of America. He received honorary degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 1936, Baylor University in 1945, and the University of Houston in 1947. Cullen died in Houston on July 4, 1957.
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • regents
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Cullen, Hugh Roy (1937-1957)
  • University of Houston
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
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  • black-and-white photographs
Language English
Physical Description 11 photographs
Original Collection UH Photographs Collection, 1948-2000 http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=58
Digital Collection reformatted digital
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title Hugh Roy Cullen walking through a door with an unidentified man
Description Hugh Roy Cullen walking through a door with an unidentified man.
Original Item Location ID 1969-037, Box 4, Folder 1
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