By Don Carleton
Hines Baker: A Pioneer of the American Oil Industry celebrates the life of one of the most important figures in Texas business history.
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Book Details: 136 pages, 5½ x 8½ inches, illustrations
Publication Status: In Print
Author Don Carleton discusses Baker’s business career and lifelong relationship with the University of Texas and explores Baker’s family, church, and civic responsibilities in Houston. Baker’s legal knowledge and administrative skill were instrumental to the success of the Humble Oil & Refining Company. As Humble was a major subsidiary of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Baker also played an influential role in the history of the company that would eventually become the ExxonMobil Corporation. He was a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas and a generous donor to his alma mater, so this publication also celebrates his many contributions to the university.