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Eugene Holman

Exxon Corporation

1944 - 1960

Utilities & Energy

1940 b. 1895
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateHardin-Simmons University
GraduateMA, University of Texas
Personal
Born-Died1895 - 1962
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1940

Holman’s greatest contribution to the company came soon after his election as chairman, when he began negotiating for 30% of the stock of the Arabian-American Oil Company, enjoying special concessions for crude oil, production, and refining in the Middle East. His decisions enabled Exxon to become a dominant factor in Middle East oil production.