Emmett A. Humble
Navarro County, Texas


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Emmett A. Humble

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Born in Kerens, Navarro County; Texas, Emmett served with the Navy in the Pacific Theater in WW II. After his service, he returned to Texas and married his high school sweetheart, Lorine Crumpler, and headed for Austin where he entered The University of Texas. After earning Bachelor and Masters degrees, he went to work for the Humble Oil and Refining Company, now ExxonMobil, in Tyler, Texas. His career involved several moves within the U.S. and overseas, before he finally returned to Houston in 1971.

His tenure at Exxon included thirteen years of Board level service, the last five years as CEO of Esso Exploration Inc., Exxon’s affiliate responsible for international exploration and drilling, and as a Director of Exxon Production Research Company. Upon retirement in 1986 from Exxon, he formed a consulting firm, Petroleum Associates International.

Emmett has served as the Chair of both the Board of Advisory Trustees and the Board of Managing Directors of the Retina Research Foundation, President of the East Texas Geological Society, President of the Exxon East Texas Employees Federal Credit Union, and is a Life Member of the Board of Directors for the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the Second Baptist Church of Houston, and serves on the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations.

Among his many honors are the Silver Beaver Award and the Distinguished Commissioner Award from the Boy Scouts of America, a United States Coast Guard Public Service Commendation, and the Retina Research Foundation Service Award.


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