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Texaco Press Release - Stephen M. Turner to Retire from Texaco


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 16 - Stephen M. Turner, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Texaco Inc. has elected to retire effective June 1, 1999.

"Stephen Turner's high degree of professionalism and integrity have enabled Texaco to build a world class legal affairs team," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter I. Bijur. "His wisdom and counsel have been great assets to the company."

Turner, 59, was graduated magna cum laude from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., with a bachelor of arts degree in 1961. He earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Iowa Law School in 1964 and a master of comparative law from the University of Chicago Law School in 1966.

After service as Assistant United States Attorney and United States Attorney in the Northern District of Iowa, Turner joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey as an associate in Cleveland in 1968. From November of 1969 to August of 1970, he took a leave of absence from the firm to serve as a senior staff member of the President's Council on Executive Reorganization in Washington, D.C.

Turner was named partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in 1974. As managing partner, he opened and directed the firm's European office in Brussels, Belgium, from 1975 to 1982. Turner resumed his practice in the firm's New York office in 1982, where he continued to specialize in international matters.

Turner joined Texaco in 1989 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, overseeing the company's worldwide legal department.

He is a trustee of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia University School of Law, and a member of the Board of Trustees of William Jewell College.

Updated: December 1998