Appendix 11

Family Leadership in the Michigan Oil And Gas Association

Two of the Michigan oilpatch pioneer families and/or their companies have furnished the Association with three or more chief elected officers:

  • The Miller brothers, C. John (1966-67), Clyde E. (1976-77) and H. Jack (1988-89) all were President/Chairman of the Board, making MOGA the only petroleum association (or maybe the only association) in the nation to have three brothers elected to the head of the organization. Michael J. Miller, C. John's son, was elected Chairman of the Board for 2000 and 2001.
  • The Myler family, because Muskegon Oil Company founder Charles Myler never aspired to office, saw Muskegon Development geologist Hugh D. Crider serve as MOGA President 1959 and 1960. Then Muskegon Development's William C. Myler (son of Charles) was elected MOGA President for 1968 and 1969, with the company's William C. Myler, Jr. elected Chairman of the Board for 1998 and 1999.