The most recent on the death of oil magnate T. Boone Pickens: (all times regional):
2: 40 p.m.
The president of Oklahoma State University is describing oil magnate T. Boone Pickens as the “supreme Cowboy” following the death of among the university’s most famous alums.
OSU President Burns Hargis said in a declaration Wednesday that it was difficult to compute Pickens’ complete impact on the university which his “mark on our university will last forever.”
The Oklahoma native and OSU graduate was a respected donor to the university, especially its athletics program. The football stadium where the Cowboys play underwent an enormous remodelling after a Pickens donation and now bears his name. The university’s School of Geology also is called in Pickens’ honor.
The university is planning to hold a public event to honor Pickens at the Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.
1: 17 p.m.
T. Boone Pickens, who accumulated a fortune as an oil tycoon and business raider and gave much of it away as a philanthropist, has died. He was 91.
Spokesman Jay Rosser validated Pickens’ death Wednesday to The Associated Press.
Pickens made his first millions in oil, burnishing an image as a maverick, unafraid to handle giants in the oil spot. Even his name appeared to fit, like central casting’s concept of what an oilman ought to be named.
Beginning in the 1980 s, he ended up being known for releasing hostile corporate takeover quotes that typically resulted in a substantial benefit. His fortune skyrocketed into the billions.
Pickens flirted with the concept of marketing water from West Texas to the state’s metropolitan areas. In a break from his past, he likewise established wind farms.