Henry Neil Mallon

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Henry Neil Mallon
DiedMarch 1, 1983[1]

Henry Neil Mallon (1895 – March 1, 1983) was an American businessman. He served as the Chairman of the Board, President and Director of Dresser Industries (Cleveland, OH) (now Halliburton).

Early life[edit]

Henry Neil Mallon was born in 1895.[2] He graduated from Yale University, where he became friends with Prescott Bush.[3]


Mallon served as the Chairman of the Board, President and Director of Dresser Industries. He also served as the President of Dresser Manufacturing Limited (Toronto, Ontario, Canada); the Chairman of the Board, Director, Bryant Heater Company (Cleveland, Ohio); Factory Manager, General Manager, Director 20-29, US Can Company (Cincinnati, Ohio); 19-20 w/Continental Can Company (Chicago, Illinois); Director, Bovaud & Seyfang Manufacturing Company (Bradford, Pennsylvania), Clark Brothers Inc (Olean, New York), Day & Night Manufacturing Company (Monrovia, California), International Derrick & Equipment Company (Columbus, Ohio), Kobe, Inc (Huntington Park, California), Pacific Pumps, Inc (CA), Roots-Connersville Blower Corporation (Connersville, Indiana), Security Engineering Company (Whittier, California), Stacey Brothers, Gus Construction Company (Cincinnati, Ohio), Pharis Tire & Rubber Company (Newark, Ohio), Petrolite Corporation (St. Louis, Missouri), Magazines of Industry (New York, New York), Hydrocarbon Research Inc (New York, New York), Carthage Hydrocol Corporation (New York, New York).

Mallon hired George Herbert Walker Bush to work for Dresser Industries in West Texas shortly after he graduated from Yale University.[3] He was also an early investor in Zapata Corporation, founded by Bush. Bush would in turn name one of his sons, Neil Mallon Bush, after his mentor.


Mallon died on March 1, 1983 in Dallas, Texas.


  1. ^ "Henry Mallon, Head Of Dresser Industries". New York Times. UPI. March 3, 1983.
  2. ^ Payne, Darwin (1979). Initiative in Energy: Dresser Industries, Inc., 1880-1978. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-24402-7.
  3. ^ a b Bush, George W. (2014). 41: A Portrait of My Father. London: Ebury Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 9780553447781. OCLC 883645289.