T. Boone Pickens, oil tycoon has passed at age 91

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T. Boone Pickens has passed at age 91.  He was an oil tycoon and later an advocate for renewable energy.
in The Tree House by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (156k points)

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Hi Michelle,

I posted this same death just now and had not seen your earlier post. I sincerely apologize. Thanks!
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Mach 8 (87.8k points)
That is okay!  No problem.
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Somebody is on the ball:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Pickens-1269

Looks like he is already connected. 

Wow! T. Boone Pickens and scriptwriter Terry Southern (Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider) were 6th cousins from James Patrick Calhoun.

by Mark Burch G2G6 Mach 5 (54.3k points)
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Besides all of that he was an avid benefactor to Oklahoma State University Athletics. He built them a new football stadium, he forever changed the landscape of the athletic department to OSU.

https://www.koco.com/article/legendary-oil-tycoon-osu-megadonor-t-boone-pickens-dies/28991160

by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (244k points)
It is wonderful he helped his alma mater.  Schools need benefactors such as this.
He donated a lot of money to various places, but mostly his school. He signed "The Giving Pledge" (started by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates) to donate the majority of his wealth.
He also received a nice gift: a stranger sent him 110 documents, mostly letters written by his Civil War ancestors, for his 85th birthday.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/The-Perfect-Birthday-Gift-for-T-Boone-Pickens-History-210666861.html

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