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T. Boone Pickens has died at age 91

Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:23 pm

T. Boone Pickens has died, he was 91.

Pickens' spokesman Jay Rosser confirmed the death to The Associated Press. Pickens suffered a series of strokes in 2017 and was hospitalized that July after what he called a "Texas-sized fall. ... 290550001/

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Re: T. Boone Pickens has died at age 91

Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:12 pm

Wow. My only 'experience' of TBP was when he tried a hostile takeover of the small, independent oil company I had just started working for (Phillips Petroleum). I only just found out that he worked for Phillips after he graduated in 1951. The company barely survived before it started a run of significant growth and acquisitions of its own.

Those were dark days with nobody sure if the company would survive. We stuck it out and the subsequent journey was well worth it and very profitable.
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Re: T. Boone Pickens has died at age 91

Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:21 pm

Sad, for Pickens that he never got see his OSU Cowboys win the National Title.
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