Letter from Joseph S. Cullinan to Houston Art League
AuthorCullinan, Joseph Stephen, 1860-1937
A leader in the oil industry, Joseph S. Cullinan first founded the Magnolia Petroleum Company before becoming a founding partner and president of Texaco. The Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Negro Hospital and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston all benefitted from his philanthropic support. Cullinan served as a special advisor to the Food Administration under Herbert Hoover during World War I. He died of while visiting the former president in California. The Houston Art League is the predecessor of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.