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Thomas Baker Slick

oil operator , rancher.

Thomas Baker Slick, American oil operator, rancher.


Slick, Thomas Baker was born on May 6, 1916 in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Tom and Berenice (Frates) Slick.


Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, 1934. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1938. Doctor of Science, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1953.


Charles Urschel. Partner Slick-Moorman Land & Cattle Company. Chairman of the Board Slick Oil Corporation, Transworld Resources Corporation. Director Dresser Industries, Bailey Selburn Oil & Gas, Ltd., Slick Airways, Incorporated.

Owner Essar Ranch. War Production agent, Washington, Santiago, 1941-1943.


  • Author: The Last Great Hope and Permanent Peace.


Served as lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946. A founder Southwest Foundation Research and Education, San Antonio, 1941, Institute Inventive Research, 1944, Southwest Research Institute, 1947. Trustee San Antonio Medical Foundation, Trinity U., Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology.

American Heritage Foundation, Trinity U., Texas Research Foundation. Served in United States Navy World World War World War II. Member Order Alamo, Texas Cavaliers, American Museum Natural History, New York Academy Science, Southern Association Science and Industry (trustee), National Planning Association, Texas Academy Science (board development) American Association for the Advancement of Science, Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (director), San Antonio Livestock Exposition (director), National Academy Science, National Research Corporation, Research and Planning Council, San Antonio Zoological Society, Science Research Society American, Fiesta San Jacinto Association Beta Kappa.


Children: William Lewis, Patty, Thomas Baker.

Tom Slick

Berenice (Frates) Slick

William Lewis Slick

Patty Slick

Thomas Baker Slick