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Langbourne M. Williams, Jr.

Freeport Sulphur Company

1933 - 1958

Agriculture & Mining

1930 b. 1903
UndergraduateUniversity of Virginia
GraduateMBA, Harvard University
Born-Died1903 - 1994
BirthplaceVirginia (VA)
Era - 1930

After launching a stockholder attack on the management of Freeport Sulphur in 1930, Williams found himself in the CEO position three years later. Under his direction, Freeport experienced a major turnaround in performance and became the premier supplier of sulphur in the United States. His guidance set the stage for the eventual merger of Freeport with McMoran Oil to form a diversified minerals and exploration company.