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Wilbur Brown Sherman

Wilbur Brown Sherman, business executive. Served to lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1942-1947. Republican.


  • Sherman, Wilbur Brown was born on November 4, 1911 in Turner, Kansas, United States. Son of S. Franklin and Inez (Byers) Sherman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1939.


    • Geophysical computer American Petroleum Corporation, Los Angeles, 1940-1941. Field geologist Superior Oil Corporation, 1941-1942. Vice president, director, engineering, geological consultant De Goyer & MacNaughton, Dallas, 1948-1958.

      President Panoil Company, 1958-1971. Petroleum consultant, 1972-1980. President, now chairman board, chief executive officer Tenexplo Corporation, Dallas, since 1980.

      Technical adviser National Petroleum Council Brazil, 1948-1953.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served to lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1942-1947. Republican.; Clubs: Dallas Country, Dallas Petroleum.


    • Married Virginia LaRue Tucker, November 28, 1936. Children– Dorothy, Richard Allyn, Elizabeth Annual.
    • father: S. Franklin Sherman
    • mother: Inez (Byers) Sherman
    • spouse: Virginia LaRue Tucker
    • children: Dorothy Sherman
    • Richard Allyn Sherman
    • Elizabeth Ann Sherman
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    Born November 4, 1911