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April 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Oilman Roy M. Huffington has agreed to sell his Houston real estate and extensive Indonesian natural gas interests to an affiliate of Chinese Petroleum Corp., Taiwan's national oil and gas company. The deal is estimated to be worth at least $600 million and perhaps as much as $1 billion or more to the Houston-based Huffington Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2008 | Joe Holley, Washington Post
Roy M. Huffington, a Houston oilman who played a major role in developing Indonesia's oil and gas fields and who served as ambassador to Austria during the George H.W. Bush administration, died July 11 in Venice, Italy, while on a cruise. He was 90. According to his daughter, Terry Huffington Dittman, he considered himself to be in excellent health, traveled extensively and was serving as chairman and chief executive officer of Roy M. Huffington Inc.
NEWS
October 30, 1994
MIKE HUFFINGTON, Republican * Born: Sept. 3, 1947, Dallas * Residence: Santa Barbara * Current position: U.S. congressman * Education: Bachelor's degrees in engineering and economics from Stanford University, master's degree in finance from Harvard University. * Career highlights: Deputy assistant secretary of defense for negotiations policy in the Reagan Administration, 1986; vice chairman of Roy M. Huffington Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1994
Dollar politics: Want to know how much the proponents of an airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station have spent on their campaign? Or better yet, how far they have gone into debt? You won't be able to find out until Tuesday. Campaign treasurer Dana Reed said backers of Measure A on the Nov. 8 ballot purposely mailed their latest campaign finance report at 5 p.m. last Wednesday--the filing deadline--hoping that it wouldn't arrive at the registrar of voters' office until Tuesday.
NEWS
January 31, 1996 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last-minute voters braved frigid winds and icy roads to drop off their ballots Tuesday at the close of Oregon's U.S. Senate special election, the nation's first major vote-by-mail contest and an early barometer of the 1996 political year. No results were available at press time for this edition Tuesday night.
NEWS
February 20, 1994 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Michael Huffington, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, tells voters in a television commercial introducing his Republican bid for the U.S. Senate that his roots are in a middle-class childhood and public schools. The Santa Barbara freshman congressman also attributes his financial success to "hard work and luck" as a businessman without mentioning that his fortune was made through the sale of a family-owned Texas oil company started by his father.
NEWS
July 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Eleven businessmen have been nominated as U.S. ambassadors in the last four years after contributing $100,000 or more to Republican causes, including the election of President Bush. The 11 include Kansas City businessman Donald H. Alexander, who on Jan. 17 wrote a $100,000 check to the Republican Party. Within six weeks the White House offered him the job of U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
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