Ernest Othmer Thompson Edit Profile
Student Virginia Military Institute, 1914. Bachelor of Laws, University of Texas, 1917. Doctor of Laws, Texas Technology College, 1934, Texas Christian U., 1951, Midwestern U., 1952.
Honorary Doctor of Science, Southwestern U., 1953.
Admitted to Texas bar, 1917, and since practiced in Amarillo. President Amarillo Building corporation since 1926, Herring Hotel corporation since 1926, Amarillo Hotel corporation since 1922. Regent Texas Technology College.
Mayor, Amarillo, 1929. Guest of the Nation at Burial of the Unknown Soldier, 1921. Delegate to World Congress at Brussells to discuss means of outlawing war, 1923.
Personal representative President Roosevelt to World Petroleum Congress, Paris, 1937. Made world oil survey for Secretary War, 1945. Survey Point Barrow oil and gas field, Alaska, 1953.
Oil survey for Depts. of State and Defense, Middle East, 1955. Member oil regulatory and conservation authority, Texas R.R. Committee, since 1932. Member Interstate Oil Compact Commission, since 1935, 3 times chairman, author Interstate Oil Compact (with Elwood Fouts), 1935.
United States delegate World Petroleum Congress, The Hague, 1951, Rome, 1955. Serves as lieutenant general commanding Texas National Guard, since 1949.
Member Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Phi.
Married May Peterson, June 9, 1924 (deceased). Married second, Myda Truscott Bivins, October 29, 1953.