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Ide Peebles Trotter

Ide Peebles Trotter, American financial planner, investment manager. Achievements include patents in field. National Science Foundation fellow, 1954; recipient Professional Progress award Society Professional Chemists & Engineers, 1964.


  • Trotter, Ide Peebles was born on October 27, 1932 in Colombia, Missouri, United States. Son of Ide Peebles and Lena Ann (Breeze) Trotter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1954. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1960.


    • Various technical positions Exxon Research & Engineering Company, 1958-1965, section head Baytown, Texas, 1965-1967. Advisor refining headquarters and corporation planning Exxon Company United States of America, Houston, 1967-1970, technical superintendent Billings, Montana, 1970-1972, process superintendent, 1972-1974. Senior advisor logistics Exxon Corporation, New York City, 1974-1978.

      General manager logistics Esso Sekiyu, Tokyo, Japan, 1978-1981. Manager feedstock & energy Exxon Chemical International, Brussels, Belgium, 1981-1986. Dean College Management & Free Enterprise Dallas Baptist University, 1986-1989, professor finance, 1989-1990.

      President Trotter Capital Management Inc., Duncanville, Texas, since 1990. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1960.

    Major achievements

    • Registerd investment advisor Securities and Exchange Commission. Achievements include patents in field.


    When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Through The Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, the bread and cup symbolize the broken body and shed blood offered by Christ recall God’s great love for people. As they did for the disciples on the eve of Christ’s crucifixion.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.


    Chairman Metropolitan Baptist Ministries, New York City, 1976—1978, board directors, 1976—1978, Visionwalk International Ministries, since 1997, chairman, board directors, 2000. Board regents Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary, since 2005. Board directors Dallas Life Foundation, 1996—2002, vice-chairman, 2001, chairman, 2002.

    Board directors Probe Ministries, 2004. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Finance Association (registered investment adviser).



    Skiing, hiking, fishing, camping.


    • Married Luella Ruth Haupt, June 9, 1956. Children: Ruth Elizabeth, Arrenia Ann, Catherine Suzanne.
    • father: Ide Peebles Trotter
    • mother: Lena Ann (Breeze) Trotter
    • spouse: Luella Ruth Haupt
    • children: Ruth Elizabeth Trotter
    • Arrenia Ann Trotter
    • Catherine Suzanne Trotter
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    Born October 27, 1932
    • 1954
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • 1957
      Princeton University
    • 1960
      Princeton University
    • 1965 - 1967
      Various technical positions Exxon Research & Engineer, engineering Company
      Texas, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      advisor, refining headquarters and corporation planning Exxon Company United States of America
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      advisor, refining headquarters and corporation planning Exxon Company United States of America
      Montana, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      advisor, refining headquarters and corporation planning Exxon Company United States of America
    • 1974 - 1978
      senior, advisor logistics Exxon Corporation
    • 1978 - 1981
      general manager, logistics Esso Sekiyu
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1981 - 1986
      manager, feedstock & energy Exxon Chemical International
      Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
    • 1990
      president, Trotter Capital Management Incorporated
      Duncanville, Texas, United States
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