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Houston Businessman George P. Mitchell, dies at 94

 
Houston Businessman George P. Mitchell, dies at 94
Posted Friday, July 26th 2013 @ 10am  by KTRH News Staff

American businessman, and real estate developer George Phydias Mitchell has died. He was 94. Mitchell was also a philanthropist from Texas and also known for pioneering the economic extraction of shale gas.

He started Mitchell Energy & Development Corp., an independent oil and gas company, and built it into a Fortune 500 company. He died at his residence in the Tremont Hotel in Galveston.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.

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