John Overbey

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Person.png John OverbeyRdf-icon.png
(businessman, spook)
Born John Kirkwood Overbey
Died February 2006 (Age 85)
Alma mater University of Texas
Spouse • Lorna Overbey
• Susan Overbey
Founder of Zapata Petroleum
lifelong friend of GHWB

John Kirkwood Overbey was a business partner of George H. W. Bush.[1]


In 1951, "with John's field experience and Bush's financial contacts, they formed the Bush Overbey Oil Development Company." In 1970, he formed Forty-Nine North and moved to Anchorage, Alaska with his families "to participate in the Alaskan oil boom". He served on the Board of Wien Air Alaska, "an airline that was owned and controlled by former "bush" pilots". He was made Chairman of the Board of Alaska Pacific University.[1]


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