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William Ludwig Horner

William Ludwig Horner, American consulting engineer, oil and gas producer. Recipient Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award University Pittsburgh, 1974. Registered profile engineer, Texas, Alabama.


  • Horner, William Ludwig was born on May 29, 1908 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Ludwig and Irene (Lander) Horner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1928, Petroleum Engineer, 1934, Geological Engineer, 1951.


    • Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey, 1928-1929. Petroleum production, reservoir and water flood research Humble Oil Corporation, Forest Oil Corporation, 1929-1936. Developed core analysis, co-founder, director Core laboratories, Inc., 1936-1942.

      With Barnsdall, Sunray Oil Corps. (now Sun Oil Corporation), 1943-1954, chief engineer, vice president, 1952-1954. With Core laboratories Inc., 1954-1960, vice president engineering and consultant department.

      Coordinator, manager Citronelle, Alabama Oil Field Unit, 1960-1964. Oil producer, partner Horner & Smith, Inc., since 1964. Past chairman of numerous oil operators and engineering coms., 1943-1954.

      Member secondary recovery advisory and engineering coms. Interstate Oil Compact Commission.


    • Contributor articles in field. Patentee in field.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member secondary recovery advisory and engineering coms. Interstate Oil Compact Commission. Member Indiana Petroleum Association American (director 1961-1964), American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (Anthony F. Lucas gold medal 1974), American Association Petroleum Geologists, Sigma Tau, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Sigma Chi.

    Club: Pine Forest Country (Houston).


    • Married Elizabeth Berghane, June 24, 1929. Children: William B., David L., Richard A. Student engineer.
    • father: Ludwig Horner
    • mother: Irene (Lander) Horner
    • spouse: Elizabeth Berghane
    • children: William B. Horner
    • David L. Horner
    • Richard A. Student engr Horner
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