1991 Alumni Awardee
Partner, Graridge Corporation
After graduation, O.H. started work in the Oklahoma oil fields for Gypsy Oil (the predecessor of Gulf Oil) as a roughneck and roustabout. In 1948 he moved to Breckenridge, Texas, and became a partner of Graridge Corporation, an independent oil production company which operated in 11 states. Over the years he was chairman of a number of independent oil companies operated by the partnership. At one point they were operating over 1,000 oil and gas wells and five gasoline plants.