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Washington State University
The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

1991 Alumni Awardee

O.H. Reaugh (BS, ChemEng, 1933)

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.