Buckley, William Frank, 1881-1958

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Dates:
Birth 1881-07-11
Death 1958-10-05
Spanish; Castilian, English

Biographical notes:

Born 1881; died 1958. B.S. 1904 and LL. B. 1905, University of Texas. Lived in Mexico from 1908 until 1921, when he was expelled for opposition to the Álvaro Obregón government. In Mexico Buckley served as advisor to U.S. and European oil companies, operated a law firm, and engaged in real estate and leasing of oil lands. In 1914 he founded the Pantepec Oil Company. Buckley was counsel to the Mexican government's delegation to the Niagara Falls Conference in 1914; in December, 1919 he testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations as an expert witness on conditions in Mexico. As founder and president of the American Association of Mexico he worked to remove restrictions on U.S. oil and landed interests in Mexico imposed by the Mexican Constitution of 1917. In 1924 he transferred the Pantepec Oil Co. to Venezuela. He continued as the company's president until 1943 and remained active in international oil exploration and production.

From the description of William F. Buckley, Sr., papers, 1880-1948 (bulk 1910-1922). (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 34003009

Born 1881; died 1958. B.S. 1904 and LL.B. 1905, University of Texas. Lived in Mexico from 1908 until 1921, when he was expelled for opposition to the Álvaro Obregón government.

In Mexico Buckley served as advisor to U.S. and European oil companies, operated a law firm, and engaged in real estate and leasing of oil lands. In 1914 he founded the Pantepec Oil Company. Buckley was counsel to the Mexican government's delegation to the Niagara Falls Conference in 1914; in December, 1919 he testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations as an expert witness on conditions in Mexico. As founder and president of the American Association of Mexico, Buckley worked to remove restrictions on U.S. oil and landed interests in Mexico imposed by the Mexican Constitution of 1917.

In 1924 he transferred the Pantepec Oil Co. to Venezuela. He continued as the company's president until 1943 and remained active in international oil exploration and production.

  • July 11, 1881: born at Washington-on-the Brazos, Washington County, Texas
  • 1899/1900: entered UT; taught Spanish and attended law school
  • 1904: received B.S.
  • 1905/1906: received LL.B.
  • 1906: received license to practice law
  • 1908: settled in Mexico and established with two brothers/brother Claude the law firm of Buckley & Buckley to represent major (American and European) oil companies operating in Mexico
  • 1911: opened law office in Tampico with brother Edmund (representing American and European oil companies
  • 1913: founded and became president of the Pantepec Oil Company of Mexico in Tampico
  • 1914: named by Huerta as counsel for the Mexican government at the ABC conference in Niagara Falls (when Argentina, Brazil, Chile acted as mediators between U.S. and Mexico); gave up law practice and engaged in real estate and leasing of oil lands; refused position of civil governor of Veracruz
  • Dec. 1919: testified before U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations as an expert witness on conditions in Mexico
  • --: founded and became president of the American Association of Mexico, working to have the Mexican Constitution of 1917 amended to remove restrictions on U.S. oil and landed interests in that country
  • Nov. 1921: expelled from Mexico by Obregón's government under Article 33/because of the activities of the AAM in opposing recognition of the Obregón government
  • 1922: gave full report of expulsion to the U.S. Secretary of State; gave his papers to UT
  • 1924: allowed to return to Mexico, but transferred the Pantepec Oil Co. to Venezuela subsequently active in oil exploration and production in the U.S., Canada, the Middle East, the Philippines, and Greece
  • Oct. 5, 1958: died in New York

From the guide to the William F. Buckley, Sr. Papers 34003009., 1910-1922, (Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin)

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  • Petroleum industry and trade--Government policy--History--20th century
  • Americans--Mexico
  • Petroleum industry and trade--Government policy--Mexico--History--20th century
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