J. Howard Marshall

J. Howard Marshall

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Born Jan 24, 1905

James Howard Marshall II was an American business magnate, university professor, attorney, and federal government official. His life spanned more than nine decades and almost the entire history of the oil industry, from the early years when uncontrolled production depleted valuable fields and natural gas was burned at the well head, to the decades of energy shortages and the Arab Oil Embargo.… Read More

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1905 Birth Born in 1905.


1926 21 Years Old Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, J. Howard Marshall II attended George School, a private high school in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and then studied liberal arts at Haverford College, both Quaker institutions, graduating in 1926. … Read More
He graduated magna cum laude from Yale Law School in 1931. … Read More
1933 28 Years Old In 1933, he left Yale to become the Assistant Solicitor at the Department of the Interior under Harold L. Ickes.


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During his first tour at Interior, he authored Code of Fair Competition for the Petroleum Industry (1933), and the Connally Hot Oil Act of 1935 in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA). … Read More
1941 36 Years Old In 1941, he was called back to Washington, D.C. during the war as Solicitor of the Petroleum Administration for War, helping develop America's energy policy during the war including the Cole Pipeline Act of 1941, and later as a member of the Committee on Reparations, the National Petroleum Council and the American Petroleum Institute.
1944 39 Years Old In 1944, after developing a relationship with Paul G. Blazer, he became Vice Chairman and President of Ashland Oil and Refining Co.. (now Ashland Inc. Later positions included Executive Vice President at Signal Oil & Gas under Samuel B. Mosher (1952), President of Union Texas Petroleum (1960) and Executive Vice President of Allied Signal (all now Honeywell (1967), Union Texas Petroleum Holdings was later sold by Allied Signal to ARCO and merged into BP),until his semi-retirement in 1969. … Read More


1961 56 Years Old His second marriage, to Bettye Bohannon, lasted from 1961 until her death in 1991.


1994 89 Years Old In 1994, at the age of 89, he married 26-year-old model Anna Nicole Smith. … Read More
1995 90 Years Old Marshall died of natural causes at the age of 90 in Houston, Texas on August 4, 1995. … Read More
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