Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Oklahoma, 1945. Master of Science in Safety Management (honorary), Western States University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (honorary), Western States University, 1989.
In various engineering positions, Phillips Petroleum Company, Borger, Texas, 1946-1965; project development engineer, Phillips Petroleum Company. New York City, 1964-1965; managing director, Nordisk Philback AB, Malmo, Sweden, 1965-1973; director carbon black operations Europe and Africa, Phillips Petroleum Company, 1973-1974; world-wide director carbon black operations, Phillips Petroleum Company, 1974-1976; managing director, Sevalco Ltd., Bristol, England, 1976-1981; independent consultant, 1981-1985; managing partner, System Engineering and laboratories Northwest Texas, Amarillo, since 1985.
Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1943-1945, PTO. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Safety Engineers, Lightning Protection Institute, National Association Corrosion Engineers, National Academy Forensic Engineers, National Association Fire Investigators, National Association Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, National Society Professional Engineers, Society of America Military Engineers, Texas Society Professional Engineers, Amarillo Rotary, Shriners, Masons, Amarillo Club, American Legion, Tennessee Squires.
Married Emalee Prichard, February 22, 1947. Children: Lawrel Larsen, L.C. Junior, T.E.