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Thomas C. Ponder

Thomas C. Ponder, American publishing company executive. Diplomate: Registered professional engineer, Texas, certified cost engineer. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association Cost Engineers (national secretary, national president 1965, award of merit 1971).

Background

  • Ponder, Thomas C. was born on December 6, 1921 in near Tuckerman, Arkansas, United States. Son of Harry Lee and Ruth Lee (Hopper) Ponder.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Arkansas, 1948.

    Career

    • With Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, 1948-1951. Process engineer Foster Wheeler Corporation, Houston, 1951-1954. Project engineer the Lummus Company (engineering and construction), 1954-1955.

      With Hydrocarbon Processing technical journal. Gulf Public Company, 1955-1986. Principal Thunderbird Associates, from 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate: Registered professional engineer, Texas, certified cost engineer.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association Cost Engineers (national secretary, national president 1965, award of merit 1971).

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Frances Cahill, November 26, 1942. Children– Thomas C., Stephen Cahill, Harry Lee.
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    Born December 6, 1921
    Died May 14, 2005
    (aged 83)
    • 1948
      University Arkansas
    • 1948 - 1951
      With Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
    • 1951 - 1954
      process engineer, Foster Wheeler Corporation
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1954 - 1955
      project engineer, the Lummus Company (engineering and construction)
    • 1955 - 1986
      with Hydrocarbon Processing technical journalist Gulf Public Company