Student, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1914. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Texas, 1917. Civil Engineering in Civil Engineering, University Texas, 1920.
Adjunct professor, civil engineering University Texas, 1920—1923. Structural engineer R.O. Jameson, Dallas, 1923—1925. President Petty Geophysical Engineering Company, Petty Laboratories Inc., San Antonio, 1925—1952, chairman board, 1952—1973, Petty Geophysical Engineering Company Mexico S.A. Curriculum Vitae, 1950—1973.
Rancher, oil, timber, investment interests, 1937—1994. Partner Petty Ranch Company, 1968—1994. Lieutenant United States Army, 1917-1918, with Advertising Educational Foundation, France, with Texas Navy.
The committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and individual gifts of ministry received from God should be shared with others
Member, executive committee, founding member chancellor's council University Texas Systems, Austin. Founding member, honorary life member Geology Foundation. Member Institute Texan Cultures, member, devel, advisory boards.
Advisory council University Texas, Austin. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Mining (Legion of Honor), American Society of Civil Engineers (life), American Geological Institute, Wisdom Society, Military Professional Engineers Private Practice, Texas Society Professional Engineers, Society 1st Infantry Division (founding member), Society Petroleum Engineers (Legion of Honor), South Texas Geological Society, San Antonio Geophysical Society, Houston Geophysical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Petroleum Institute, American Association Petroleum Geologists, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association Petroleum Geologists Trustee Association (life), Society Experimental Geophysicists (life), Society of America Military Engineers (life), American Association Petroleum Geologists (life), National Society Professional Engineers (life), Texas Academy of Sciences (life), Chi Epsilon (life), Centurian Club, Argyle Club, Explorers Club (life), San Antonio Country club, St. Anthony, Giraud Club, Tau Beta Pi, Theta Xi.
Married Mary Edwina Harris, July 19, 1921. 1 child Scott.