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About Cary M. Maguire

Cary Maguire was recognized by the House of Representatives earlier this year. Click on the link below his photo to read what the Honorable Ralph M. Hall had to say.

In addition to his founding grant to create the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, Maguire also endowed a university-wide professorship in ethics at SMU. He has provided additional funds for programs and facilities in SMU's Edwin L. Cox School of Business, including the Maguire Energy Institute, the Maguire Chair in oil and gas management and the Maguire building housing undergraduate programs in the Cox School. The cumulative total of his gifts to SMU is nearly $9 million.

Maguire was a member of the Executive Committee for the Campaign for SMU, which surpassed its goal by raising nearly $542 million in the five-year campaign that concluded in spring 2002. Maguire was co-chair of the Cox School Campaign Committee. His other SMU leadership positions have included serving as Executive Board chair of the Cox School of Business, chair of the Advisory Board of the Maguire Energy Institute and the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, Chair of the Investment and Audit Committee, member of the President's Leadership Council, and a director of the SMU Foundation for Business Administration and the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in Dedman College. In 1995 he and his wife, Ann, were among the first recipients of SMU's Mustang Award honoring individuals whose longtime service and philanthropy have had a lasting impact on the university.

Maguire is Chair and President of Maguire Oil Company and Maguire Energy Company and Chair of Components Corporation of America and Staco Inc. of California. His national leadership positions include serving on The National Petroleum Council, the Executive Committee of Mid-Continental Oil and Gas Association, and as a member of the Madison Council of the Library of Congress, where he funded the Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History.