Garvin To Receive API's Highest Award At Annual Meeting In Houston

Clifton C. Garvin Jr., retired board chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Corporation, will receive the highest award of the American Petroleum Institute, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement, at the API annual meeting in Houston, Texas, November 17-19.

Mr. Garvin will receive the medal during the meeting's second general session on Tuesday morning, November 19, in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement has been awarded annually since 1946. To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must be a living person who has "made substantial contributions to the arts and sciences of the petroleum industry, its human relations, its business practices, and its organization, when such contributions have enabled the industry to serve better the public welfare." A native Virginian, Mr. Garvin holds bachelor and master degrees in chemical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He joined what is now Exxon Corporation in 1947. In 1968, he was named to the board of directors. Four years later, he was elected president. In 1975, he was named chairman and chief executive, posts he held until his retirement in 1986.

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