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Oil and gas company executive

Robert Clay Underwood, American oil and gas company executive.

Background

Underwood, Robert Clay was born on June 7, 1912 in Lockney, Texas, United States.

Education

Student, Washington and Lee University. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University Oklahoma. Graduate, Army Industrial College, Washington.

Career

Bookkeeper City National Bank, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1933. Proration clerk R.R. Commission Texas, 1933-1934. Oil and gas reporter Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1933-1934.

Assistant to executive vice president North Texas Oil and Gas Association, Wichita Falls, 1934-1935. Business manager Wichita Falls Clinic-Hospital, 1935-1938. Organizer, managing partner Underwood Oil Corporation, 1938-1948.

Co-owner Undrey Engine and Pump Company, Oklahoma City, Nortex Engine and Equipment Company, Wichita Falls. President, chairman board directors Underwood Oil Corporation Inc., chief executive officer, chairman board directors. Vice president domestic and foreign projects International Quasar Inc.

Board directors Employers National Life Insurance Company, Dallas, Knight Oil Resources (board directors).

Religion

The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

Politics

The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

Views

Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

Membership

Charter member Republican Senatorial Inner Circle, United States Senatorial Club. Co-founder Republican Presidential Task Force. Member National Conservative Pol.

Action Committee, executive advisory board Trust for Senate Leadership. Board governors Council for National Policy. Board directors Glaucoma Research and Education Foundation Inc.

Past board directors Wichita Falls Community Chest, Wichita Falls Young Men’s Christian Association. Member Texas State Board of Education, 1953-1956, past chairman legislation and budget committees, past chairman permanent school fund. Past chairman board regents Midwestern University, citizens advisory committee City Wichita Falls.

Major United States Air Force, 1942-1946. Member North Texas Oil and Gas Association (president 1950-1952, executive committee, board directors), Texas Employers Insurance Association (board directors), International Council Forum (board governors).

Connections

Married Jane Adams, December 16, 1933. Children: Lynn Moran, Robert Lee II, Mary Underwood Hill.

spouse:
Jane Adams

child:
Lynn Moran Underwood

child:
Robert Lee II Underwood

child:
Mary Underwood Hill Underwood