Adair, Eugene 1981-04-23

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Eugene Adair discusses the history of the Texas Pacific Oil Company.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Eugene T. Adair

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: April 23, 1981

Location:Weatherford, Texas

Interviewer:Richard Mason

Length: 60 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Sinclair Oil Company, Antitrust suit, Texas Pacific Oil Company Sale (1963), Seagrams Company, Carroll Bennett, Violations of sale provisions, Employment (1933), Staff attorney, President (1958), Sinclair Oil Company, O. Pendleton "Pen" Thomas, president, Texas Pacific stock, Texas Pacific Oil Company, Geologists, El Paso, Texas, Natural gas, Gas reserves, Geology, Locating oil, Dave Dollahue, geologist,

Tape 1, Side 2: Bennett Field, Discovery, C. J. "Red" Davidson, E. L. Marston, Edgar Marston, son, Company president, Texas Pacific Oil Company, Bonus scandal, Thurber, Texas, W. K. Gordon, Home, New York Hill, Opera House, Texas Pacific Oil Company, Marketing gasoline, Dr. Lederer, Problems, John R. Penn, president (1940s), H. B. "Babe" Fuqua, successor, International exploration, Seagram's acquisition (1963), Eugene Adair, president, Philosophy,

Tape 2, Side 1: Texas Pacific Oil Company, President, Philosophy, W. F. "Frank" Martin, Accounting Department, Files, Subject matter, C. E. Yaeger, Ed Britton, Sam Greenwich, Coal reserves, Coal mining, Smaller companies acquired (1950-1960), Oil and gas production, Sour crude, Sinclair Company, Take-over attempt, Pressure on company officials,

Tape 2, Side 2: Sinclair Company (continued), Take-over attempt, Stockholders' discontent, President, President successes

Range and Bulk Dates: 1933-1963

Access Information

Original Recording Format: cassette

Recording Format Notes: patron access copy available

Transcript: no

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