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Thomas Shelby Farmer

Thomas Shelby Farmer, American investor. Registered professional engineer, Texas. Recipient Harold Levy Alumni award, Tulane University, 1962.


  • Farmer, Thomas Shelby was born on September 2, 1931 in New Orleans. Son of John Walter and Louise Shelby (Buck) Farmer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, 1952. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1953.


    • Various technical managerial positions Standards Oil New Jersey Affiliates, 1953—1967. Manager planning EssoChem. Incorporated, New York York City, 1967—1968.

      Vice president EssoChem Europe, Brussels, 1968—1971. President Borg-Warner Chemicals, Chicago, 1971—1977. President international group Hooker Chemical Company, Houston, 1978—1983.

      Independent investor, since 1984. Board director Winnebago Industries, LCP Chemicals and Plastics. President Chemical Industries Council Midwest, 1976—1978.

      Corporal United States Army, 1953-1955.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Texas.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member, president's council Tulane University. Member of American Association of Advertising Agencies, Manufacturing Chemists Association (board director 1964-1967), American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Metairie County Club (New Orleans), Chicago Yacht Club, Alpha Chi Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


    • Married Ann Wood; children: Jeanne, John, Thomas. Married Ann de Montluzin. Children: Davis, Shelby.
    • father: John Walter Farmer
    • mother: Louise Shelby (Buck) Farmer
    • spouses: Ann Wood
    • Ann de Montluzin
    • children: Jeanne Farmer
    • John Farmer
    • Thomas Farmer
    • Davis Farmer
    • Shelby Farmer
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    Born September 2, 1931
    • 1952
      Tulane University
    • 1953
      Princeton University
    • 1953 - 1967
      Various technical manager, ial positions Standards Oil New Jersey Affiliates
    • 1967 - 1968
      manager, planning EssoChem. Incorporated
    • 1968 - 1971
      vice president, EssoChem Europe
      Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
    • 1971 - 1977
      president, Borg-Warner Chemicals
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1978 - 1983
      president, international group Hooker Chemical Company
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1984
      independent investor