Title and Description Page
Family Background and Childhood 1
Parents settling in Oklahoma Territory. Family move to Caney, Kansas. Early education. High school athletics. High marks in chemistry and math. Family's influence in pursuing higher education, chemistry.
University of Michigan 6
Summer employment in the oil fields. Curriculum, faculty, fellow students.
Standard Oil of Indiana 11
On-campus recruitment. Work at Whiting refinery. First assignments. Papers on heat transfer and vertical tubes. Learning process engineering.
Pan American Petroleum Transport Company and Magnolia Petroleum Corporation 16
Move to Texas City. Meeting wife. Commission to Chemical Warfare Service. Making toluene. Marriage. Move to Dallas.
Texas A & M University 23
Thoughts on engineering and the humanities. Appointment as first distinguished professor in engineering. Research projects. Publications. Bikini atomic bomb tests.
Houdry Process Corporation 28
Recruitment by Art Pew and Art Danner at AIChE meeting. Director of research position. Co-workers. Connection with Sun Oil. Presidency. Patent infringement suit with Mobil Oil.
Sun Oil Company 36
Creation of commercial development department. Transition from technical to administrative work. Puerto Rico Project to manufacture lubricating oils. Environmental concerns. Oceanography work.
Cecil County Anti-Pollution League 42
Retirement from Sun. Presidency of Anti-Pollution League opposing B. F. Goodrich acrylonitrile plant on C&D Canal. Consulting contracts. Association with Widener University.