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Geologist , Oil industry executive

Robert Fred Walters, oil industry executive, geologist. Fellow Geological Society of America; member American Geophysical Union, American Association Petroleum Geologists (President' Award 1946, Honorary 1987), Society Economic Geologists, Kansas Geological Society (president 1955, honorary 1970), Sigma Xi.

Background

Walters, Robert Fred was born on July 15, 1914 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Frank and Florence Alice (Hunt) Walters.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology cum laude, University Rochester, 1936. Master of Science in Geology, University Rochester, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, Johns Hopkins University, 1946.

Career

Research geologist, Gulf Oil Corporation, Tulsa, 1940-1948;co-owner, geologist, Heathman Drilling Company, Inc., Denver, Colorado, and Wichita, Kansas, 1948-1951;president, Walters Drilling Company, Inc., Wichita, since 1951;managing partner, Walters Drilling Company, Inc., Wichita, since 1953. Consultant Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1970-1974, Department Energy-Energy Research Development Agency-Battelle, Columbus, Ohio, 1975-1982, various salt mining corporations, Wichita, Hutchingson, Kansas, since 1976. Co-trustee W.N. Bartlett Trusts, Wichita, since 1978.

Adjunct senior scientist Kansas State Geological Survey, Lawrence, since 1987.

Membership

Fellow Geological Society of America. Member American Geophysical Union, American Association Petroleum Geologists (President' Award 1946, Honorary 1987), Society Economic Geologists, Kansas Geological Society (president 1955, honorary 1970), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Lura Margaret Robbins, October 8, 1938. Children: Suzanne, Virginia, Margaret, Roberta.

father:
Frank Walters

mother:
Florence Alice (Hunt) Walters

spouse:
Lura Margaret Robbins

child:
Suzanne Walters

child:
Virginia Walters

child:
Margaret Walters

child:
Roberta Walters