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Thomas C. Ponder

publishing company executive

Thomas C. Ponder, American publishing company executive. Diplomate: Registered professional engineer, Texas, certified cost engineer. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association Cost Engineers (national secretary, national president 1965, award of merit 1971).

Background

Ponder, Thomas C. was born on December 6, 1921 in near Tuckerman, Arkansas, United States. Son of Harry Lee and Ruth Lee (Hopper) Ponder.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Arkansas, 1948.

Career

With Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, 1948-1951. Process engineer Foster Wheeler Corporation, Houston, 1951-1954. Project engineer the Lummus Company (engineering and construction), 1954-1955.

With Hydrocarbon Processing technical journal. Gulf Public Company, 1955-1986. Principal Thunderbird Associates, from 1986.

Achievements

  • Diplomate: Registered professional engineer, Texas, certified cost engineer.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association Cost Engineers (national secretary, national president 1965, award of merit 1971).

Connections

Married Catherine Frances Cahill, November 26, 1942. Children– Thomas C., Stephen Cahill, Harry Lee.