Erle Halliburton

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Person.png Erle Halliburton  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
BornSeptember 22, 1892
Henning, Tennessee, USA
DiedOctober 13, 1957 (Age 65)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Founder ofHalliburton

Erle Palmer Halliburton was an American businessman specializing in oil field services.


"On June 6, 1931, Customs officials acting on a tip, arrested Los Angeles millionaire oil tycoon and airline entrepreneur Erle P. Halliburton (founder of the Halliburton megacorporation) along with his chief pilot, Frank Glennan, after crossing the border from Mexico to land at El Paso, Texas. Ten cases of high-grade liquor were discovered in his personal Ford 5-AT Tri- Motor "The Cementer." Halliburton paid the then staggering sum of $13,000 as a fine for tariff evasion, but avoided felony prosecution, unlike the vast majority of other aerial smugglers of the era. A little less than three years later, Glennan, still acting as Halliburton’s pilot, perished in the crash of a Bellanca Skyrocket in Mexico, twenty-eight miles south of Fabens, Texas. The Coast Guard Intelligence Division determined that Glennan was still engaged in smuggling, acting in concert with the manager of the El Paso Municipal Airport, A. E. Johnson, though this time the contraband was not liquor, but narcotics."[1]

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