Dec 3, 2018 Statement from IPAA on the Passing of Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued the following statement on the death of former IPAA member and 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush:
“The Independent Petroleum Association of America joins the entire nation in celebrating the life of George H. W. Bush. Before becoming a congressman from Texas, Director of Central Intelligence, Vice President, and ultimately the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush was an independent oil and gas producer from Midland, Texas. He was elected by his industry peers to serve as a director on the IPAA Board of Directors for the 1955-1956 term. As a director of IPAA and later as a public servant, President Bush defined the characteristics of the great men and women who encompass our industry – hardworking, entrepreneurial, optimistic, and patriotic. The IPAA Board of Directors, leadership, and management team extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of President Bush.”
President George H. W. Bush was awarded a lifetime membership in the Independent Petroleum Association of America in January 1993. Read President Bush’s congratulatory letter to IPAA for their 75 years of service to independent producers and the nation here.