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In Memoriam: Clayton Williams Jr. Passes Away at Age 88

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   |    Tuesday,February 18,2020

Clayton W. Williams Jr., notable wildcatter and industry pioneer, passed away on February 14, 2020 after a battle with pneumonia. He was 88.

Williams was born in Alpine, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1954. He went on to be the founder of over 25 companies, the most notable being Williams Company and Clayton Williams Energy.

Clayton Williams Energy was acquired by Noble Energy Inc. in 2017 for $2.7 billion.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement regarding Williams' passing: "Claytie Williams was a giant among Texans and will be remembered for his incredible business acumen and philanthropic acts. His impact on the Permian Basin will be lasting and his legacy will live on as a man who helped drive the American oil and gas boom--leading to our nation’s energy independence. Claytie and Modesta transformed Midland with their ingenuity, warmth, and kindness. Cecilia and I are deeply saddened by the news of his death and ask that all Texans keep Claytie and his family in their prayers.”

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