Currently alive, at 96 years of age.
1920 – Harvey Bright was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on October 6th. American oli businessman and football executive.
1943 – Entered Texas A&M University and received a degree in petroleum engineering.
– He then joined the Army Corps of Engineers.
– He used the $6,500 he has saved from his Army pay and began trading oil leases with his college roommate. The two men eventually started Bright & Co., an exploration and production company.
1950 – Bright had became a millionaire. He used his wealth to invest in real estate, trucking and financial services, eventually owning more than 120 companies.
1982 – Bright was chairman of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
1984 – Bright purchased the Dallas Cowboys from Clint Murchison.
1989 – Bright sold the Dallas Cowboys to Jerry Jones.
1996 – Bright made an unrestricted endowment of $25 million to Texas A&M University.
2000 – Bright donated another $5 million toward a $30 million athletic complex south of Kyle Field. The building was named for Bright, whose donation was the largest.
2002 – A&M named Bright the recipient of its Sterling Evans Medal, an honor bestowed on those who demonstrate a record of supporting philanthropy at A&M.
2004 – Harvey Bright died at his Highland Park home on the 11th of December.