78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 Page: 1 of 3

S.C.R. No. 2
2 WHEREAS, The Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA) is
3 honoring John Younger of Midland with its Top Hand award, given for
4 outstanding achievement and for contributions to the industry and
5 the community; and
6 WHEREAS, Mr. Younger graduated from McKinney High School in
7 1933 and went on to attend Texas A&M University, where he served as
8 captain of the Corps of Cadets and editor of the yearbook during his
9 senior year; and
10 WHEREAS, After receiving his bachelor's degree in chemical
11 engineering, he began his professional career with Baroid Sales
12 Division as a mud engineer; he later headed the first mud logging
13 unit, which he brought to Midland in 1940; and
14 WHEREAS, When he received the call to defend his country in
15 1941, Mr. Younger was inducted into the United States Army, where he
16 attained the rank of lieutenant colonel; upon his discharge, he
17 moved to Eunice, New Mexico, and began working for the Western
18 Company; and
19 WHEREAS, Mr. Younger became an independent oil operator in
20 1957 and seven years later founded the Airport 20 Corporation;
21 today he remains active in real estate and business ventures; and
22 WHEREAS, This esteemed gentleman has long worked to promote
23 the oil industry of West Texas; in 1961 he was one of 60 individuals
24 who organized the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, and he later


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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, legislative document, February 2003; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159630/m1/1/ocr/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.