In Memoriam: Thomas Fuller Golden

September 2011, Vol. 66 No. 9

Thomas Fuller Golden, 69, passed away suddenly on Aug. 12 from complications related to cancer.

Golden was a graduate of the Oklahoma State University, B.S. Economics, 1966; University of Tulsa, J.D. Law, 1968, and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1968. In 1967, he started as a law clerk with the law firm of Hall, Abercrombie, Estill; later Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson P.C. Golden then became a partner with the firm from 1968-2004. He represented the Williams Company as an international pipeline negotiator and spent his time on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (Alyeska) as well as on pipeline projects in South America and the Middle East. He later transitioned to real estate development projects. Golden retired from the law firm in 2004. In 2001, he returned to his pipeline industry roots by joining his wife Beverly’s family business, Midwesco Industries Inc. There he served as president with his partner, James A. Bost.

Golden was admitted in 1972 to the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the U.S. District Court of the State of Oklahoma, Northern District. He was a Member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, 1981-1993.

His wife, Beverly, and two daughters, Dathel Storey, her husband Carl, and son Micah of Ft. Worth, TX, and Laura Golden Shannon, husband Kyle, grandchildren Muriel and Fuller of Tulsa, OK, survive him. Two siblings also survive him. His daughter, Julianne, preceded him in death.

Donations in Golden’s memory can be made to Tulsa Ballet or the Thomas F. Golden TU Law Scholarship Fund (P.O. Box 3445, Tulsa, OK 74101).