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Naval officer , Petroleum company official

Jack Arthur Obermeyer, American former petroleum company official, retired naval officer. Recipient Silver Antelope, 1956; Silver Beaver, 1960. Member national council Boy Scouts American, since 1954; member national committee Order of Arrow, since 1954. Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, United States Naval Institute, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa.

Background

Obermeyer, Jack Arthur was born on March 19, 1915 in Jacksonville, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry and Gertrude (Newman) Obermeyer.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1937. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1941. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1962.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1937, advanced through grades to captain, 1955. Assigned United States Ship Louisville, 1937-1939. Assigned Naval Shipyard Pearl Harbor, 1941-1945, Boston, 1945-1946.

Member Naval Mission to Brazil, 1946-1949. Assigned production Bureau Ships, Navy Department, 1949-1952. Assigned design branch Naval Shipyard Puget Sound, 1952-1954.

Professor naval architecture Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954-1958. Head, preliminary design branch Bureau Ships, Navy Department, Washington, 1958-1959, director ship design, 1959-1960. Commanding officer and director David Taylor Model Basin, Carderock, Maryland, 1960-1963.

Commanding officer United States Naval Ship Repair Facility, Yokosuka, Japan, 1963-1967, Naval Ship Systems Command, Washington, 1967-1968. Retired, 1968; manager government and industry relations, marine department Texaco, Incorporated, New York York City, 1968-1985.

Membership

Member national council Boy Scouts American, since 1954. Member national committee Order of Arrow, since 1954. Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, United States Naval Institute, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa.

Clubs: Masons, Shriners.

Connections

Married Joan G. Dotson, September 15, 1945. Children: Jo Ann, Helen E. Obermeyer Simmons.

father:
Harry Obermeyer

mother:
Gertrude (Newman) Obermeyer

spouse:
Joan G. Dotson

child:
Jo Ann Obermeyer

child:
Helen E. Obermeyer Simmons Obermeyer