Brisco, Milo M. | 1972
- Birth and Death Year | 1912-2000
- Induction Year | 1972
- Profession | Oilman
- Oklahoma Connection | Brisco was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Seminole.
- Hometown | Seminole
Milo Brisco grew up in Seminole at the height of that area’s oil boom. He was a freshman in high school when the big Wilcox Sand discovery came in 1926.
“[There is] no basic recipe to follow in pursuit of your life’s goals. The basic equipment is simply the initiative, intelligence, and responsibility that each of you possess.” - Milo Brisco, 1972
Oklahoma native Milo M. Brisco attended the University of Oklahoma, joined the Jersey organization in Colombia in 1935, and served in a number of management positions with International Petroleum Company Ltd. in Colombia and Peru. In 1957 he was elected vice president of International Petroleum and transferred to Florida, where he eventually became president. He then moved to the board of Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (now known as Exxon), becoming president of that organization in 1969. Brisco served as director of the American Petroleum Institute, the Economic Development Council of New York, and the Council for Financial Aid to Education. He also served on the advisory committee on business programs of the Brookings Institution and as a trustee of the University of Miami, Florida, and received the Distinguished American Award from St. Gregory’s College in Shawnee, Oklahoma.