Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1941.
Roughneck, roustabout, engineer California Company, Louisiana, 1945-1946, tool pusher, 1947. Engineer, pioneer in offshore drilling Gulf of Mexico, 1948-1950. Executive Richmond Exploration Company, Venezuela, 1950-1958, Chevron Oil Corporation, 1958-1977.
Senior vice president Chevron United States of America, Inc., San Francisco, 1977-1984. Vice president Standard Oil California, 1981-1984.
Member Outer Continental Shelf Policy Committee Served as major United States Army, 1941-1945, PTO. Member American Petroleum Institute, United States Chamber of Commerce, Mid Continent Oil and Gas Association, National Ocean Industries Association (founding director), Louisiana State University Alumni Federation.
Son of; married Clara Virginia Fremaux, March 7, 1942. Children: Mary Blanche Soileau Vehlewald, Louis Claudmire IV, Clara Virginia Soileau Acker.