A look inside the book at some memorable moments...
I helped keep things running on the family farm in Oklahoma while my dad was away for long stretches working on the pipeline. This is our growing family around 1948, with my mom on the far left with little brother Timothy, along with Patricia, Paul and yours truly on the right.
I learned a lot about life—and management—during my Navy years fighting in the Korean War.
I couldn’t have been happier in 1950 to escort my pretty girlfriend Carol Walsh to her sorority’s Chi Omega Spring Dance in our first year at Oklahoma State.
A proud moment – standing on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s balcony, which has a terrific view of the White House and Washington Monument.
At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with a special visitor, President Reagan, marking my arrival as Chairman and Ed Donley’s as Vice Chairman (Ed would eventually follow me as Chairman). In the center of the group is longtime Chamber president, Dr. Richard Lesher, who did a phenomenal job in his more than 20 years as head of the U.S. Chamber.