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Hugh Roy Cullen

American industrialist and philanthropist

Died when: 76 years 1 days (912 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Hugh Roy Cullen

Hugh Roy Cullen (July 3, 1881 – July 4, 1957) was an American industrialist and philanthropist.Cullen was heavily involved in the petroleum industry having struck oil near Texas in 1928.

He was a large supporter of multiple educational institutions in and around Houston, in one of which, the University of Houston, he became a longtime chairman of the board of regents.

He is considered one of the most important figures in Texas during the "oil boom" era.

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