Robert I. Brougham

Deceased: 8 June 1983

Under: Obituary

Robert I. Brougham, former chairman and chief executive officer of the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), died June 8, 1983 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He was 74 years old and lived in La Jolla.

Mr. Brougham joined Aramco's New York office in 1947 as financial vice president. In 1958 he transferred to the company's headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and in 1959 he became Aramco's chief representative to the Saudi Arabian Government. His job as negotiator with the Saudis was considered one of the most sensitive executive positions in the oil industry.

Mr. Brougham was named a senior vice president of Aramco in 1961. In 1969 he was elected chairman and chief executive officer, and he retired in 1970. He was a former resident of Mountain Lakes, N.J.

He is survived by his wife, the former Hazel Conrick; a daughter, Judith Bates of Sag Harbor, L.I.; a son, R. Bruce Brougham, of Tenafly, N.J.; two sisters, Eleanor Hergenhan of Clifton, N.J., and Edna Pomeroy of Brunswick, Me., and three grandchildren.

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