BP chairman: New man in charge of spill

LONDON, June 18 (UPI) -- Tony Hayward, the controversial BP chief executive, has been removed from his role responding to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP's chairman said Friday.
BP says it hasn't been 'cutting corners'

BP says it hasn't been 'cutting corners'

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- A BP official said the company had not been "cutting corners" by using an oil well casing despite internal warnings it could fail at 5,000 feet underwater.

Russians backing off on TNK-BP

MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Russian shareholders managing their end of the Anglo-Russian venture TNK-BP said they want to pursue a more equitable relationship with their partners at BP.

TNK-BP picks new CEO

MOSCOW, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The board of Anglo-Russian energy venture TNK-BP appointed Maxim Barsky as its next chief executive officer, ending a lengthy deliberation process.

TNK-BP recruiting foreign staffers

MOSCOW, June 16 (UPI) -- Anglo-Russian oil venture TNK-BP is moving to bring foreign staffers on board to shore up a drop in the numbers of non-Russian employees, officials say.

TNK-BP offers race for chief executive

MOSCOW, May 27 (UPI) -- Partners in the Anglo-Russian oil venture TNK-BP will put two executives in direct competition for the role of chief executive as the management row drags on.

Brits losing control over TNK-BP

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- British control over Russian oil venture TNK-BP is dwindling as negotiations to find a new chief executive continue to stagnate.

TNK-BP extends term for interim chief

MOSCOW, April 29 (UPI) -- Partners to the Anglo-Russian venture TNK-BP extended the term of interim head Tim Summers as the search for a new chief executive drags on.

TNK-BP appoints new executives

MOSCOW, March 19 (UPI) -- Anglo-Russian venture TNK-BP proceeded in a corporate makeover following a destabilizing shake-up in 2008 by appointing two new executives, the company said.

Former TNK-BP chief, Dudley, seated at BP

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The board of directors at oil major BP announced the appointment of former TNK-BP chief Robert Dudley to its membership in London effective April 6.

Alexander Shokhin seated at TNK-BP board

MOSCOW, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Anglo-Russian venture TNK-BP appointed Alexander Shokhin as an independent member of its board of directors following a bitter corporate row.

TNK-BP board structure expected

MOSCOW, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- British major BP finalized agreements with its Russian counterparts in the TNK-BP consortium to restructure corporate governance, ending months of dispute.

TNK-BP names new board

MOSCOW, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The embattled Anglo-Russian energy venture TNK-BP appointed a new board of directors Monday in an effort to settle a row between corporate shareholders.

TNK-BP in Paris on Dudley talks

PARIS, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Board members with the Anglo-Russian merger TNK-BP met in Paris Thursday to discuss replacing embattled Chief Executive Robert Dudley, sources said.

TNK-BP's Dudley serves last day

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Robert Dudley, embattled chief executive of Anglo-Russian merger TNK-BP, steps down Monday, shifting control over the group to Russian shareholders.
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Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley (13 September 1869–15 September 1955), born Robert Y. Dudley in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a dentist turned film character actor who would, in his 35 year career, appear in over 115 films.

Dudley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was educated at Lake Forest University in Evanston, Illinois and Chicago, where he majored in oral surgery. In 1917 he appeared in his first film, Seven Keys to Baldpate, and then made three other silent films through 1921. After 1922 he worked consistently, appearing in three or four films a year, and making the transition to sound films in 1929 with The Bellamy Trial. Dudley often played characters with a quick temper, including jurors, shopkeepers, ticket agents, court clerks and justices of the peace, as well as an occasional farmer, hobo, or laborer. His performances in these small parts were frequently uncredited.

In the 1940s, Dudley was part of Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors, appearing in six films written and directed by Sturges. His most distinctive and memorable role for Sturges was the "Wienie King" in 1942's The Palm Beach Story, the funny little self-made rich man with a big hat who spontaneously bankrolls Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea on their escapade.

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