DALLAS — E. E. (Buddy) Fogelson, an oilfield wildcatter, horseman and philanthropist who was married to actress Greer Garson, died Tuesday of Parkinson's disease at the age of 87.
Fogelson served as a member of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's staff during World War II and was partially responsible for the oil pipeline that made possible the Allied invasion and rapid advance in Europe.
For his wartime work, French President Charles de Gaulle awarded Fogelson the Croix de Guerre avec Palme, and the president of Finland honored him with the highest rank of knighthood. President Harry S. Truman appointed him to the Allied Commission on Reparations.
Born Feb. 16, 1900, in College View, Neb., he left the University of Nebraska before graduating for the lure of Texas oilfields, where the young wildcatter made a fortune. He later earned degrees from Texas Christian University and the School of Military Government at the University of Virginia.