Oral history interview with Jerry McAfee

Oral history interview with Jerry McAfee

  • 1993-Jul-26

Jerry McAfee begins this interview by discussing his parents and his childhood in Port Arthur, Texas. He became interested in chemical engineering at an early age because of the influence of his father who worked for Texaco and Gulf. McAfee studied chemical engineering at the University of Texas and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked for five years as a research and operating engineer for Universal Oil Products Company before accepting a position as technical specialist with Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur. His career with Gulf took him to Pennsylvania, London, and Toronto. He served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Gulf for six years before retiring in 1981. McAfee ends his interview by reflecting on his forty-year career in chemical engineering.

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  • 79 pages
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Jerry McAfee, interviewed by James J. Bohning in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1993. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0114. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/44558f426.

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