Laborde, John P.

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Date
2002-06-26
Main contributors
Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
Summary
This is an oral history interview with John P. La Borde conducted as part of the Houston History Project. John La Borde, brother of Alden "Doc" La Borde, founder of ODECO, was the long-time president and CEO of Tidewater, Inc., the undisputed worldwide leader of the workboat business.  Born and raised in Marksville, LA, La Borde served in the Army Infantry in the South Pacific during World War II.  He returned to LSU after the war and worked as a Lawyer for Richardson and Bass until 1956, when he agreed to become president of Tidewater, a company his brother was organizing.  He was president of the company until retiring in 1994.  At 78, he remains on the board and is still active in the business. Interviewer: Tyler Priest.
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Laborde, John P.
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Collection
Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Unit
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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Collection

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Houston History Archives
Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Other Identifier
Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm2866vz248
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