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James E. Russell, B.S. Petroleum Engineering, 1941

President, James E. Russell Petroleum, Inc.
1993 DESA Recipient
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James E. Russell was a cornerstone of the oil industry throughout his long and distinguished career. His contributions to petroleum engineering in Texas have advanced the state’s oil and gas industry immeasurably.


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