Clifton C. Garvin, Jr. was born on December 22, 1921, and died on April 17, 2016.
He was an American businessman.
Garvin served as the Chief Executive Officer of Exxon from 1975 to 1986.
Businessman Garvin started his career Exxon Corporation as a process engineer in their refineries.
Clifton worked in the Baton Rouge Refinery and ran Exxon’s chemical operations.
Garvin’s corporate background was in transport, refining and marketing as well as chemicals—areas of the business that were important to Exxon at a time when governments in the Middle East and Latin America were squeezing the profits out of petroleum production.
Clifton C. Garvin was marked as a comer at Exxon in the early 1960s.
During 1965, Clifton took over the company’s chemical operations and helped turn them into the fastest-growing part of Exxon’s business.
Clifton became president of Exxon in 1972 and was selected Chairman and CEO in 1975 until his retirement in 1986.
Clifton C. Garvin passed away at 94 yrs old.