Henry Goodrich, 83, chairman-emeritus of Goodrich Petroleum Corp.'s board of directors, has died. Goodrich, who is the father of current CEO and Vice Chairman Walter G. "Gil" Goodrich, began his career in 1950 as an exploration geologist with the Union Producing Co. and McCord Oil Co. From 1971 to 1975, Goodrich was president, CEO and a partner in McCord-Goodrich Oil Co. In 1975 he formed Goodrich Oil Co., the predecessor to today's Goodrich Petroleum. Goodrich was elected to the board in 1995 and served as chairman from 1996 to 2003. Goodrich served as president of the Louisiana Association of Independent Producers and Royalty Owners and was a member of the Louisiana State University Alumni Hall of Distinction and the Alumni Federation.