Devon co-founder dies
John Nichols, chairman emeritus of Devon Energy Corp. died on Aug. 3, 2008.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -- John Nichols, chairman emeritus of Devon Energy Corp. died on Aug. 3, 2008.
Nichols, who co-founded Devon with his son, Larry Nichols, was chairman of its board from the time Devon began operations in 1971 until 1999, when he was named chairman emeritus.
Nichols also was a founding partner of Blackwood and Nichols Co., the world's first public oil and gas drilling fund registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.