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Thomas Shelby Farmer

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Thomas Shelby Farmer, American investor. Registered professional engineer, Texas. Recipient Harold Levy Alumni award, Tulane University, 1962.

Background

Farmer, Thomas Shelby was born on September 2, 1931 in New Orleans. Son of John Walter and Louise Shelby (Buck) Farmer.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, 1952. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1953.

Career

Various technical managerial positions Standards Oil New Jersey Affiliates, 1953—1967. Manager planning EssoChem. Incorporated, New York York City, 1967—1968.

Vice president EssoChem Europe, Brussels, 1968—1971. President Borg-Warner Chemicals, Chicago, 1971—1977. President international group Hooker Chemical Company, Houston, 1978—1983.

Independent investor, since 1984. Board director Winnebago Industries, LCP Chemicals and Plastics. President Chemical Industries Council Midwest, 1976—1978.

Corporal United States Army, 1953-1955.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Texas.

Membership

Member, president's council Tulane University. Member of American Association of Advertising Agencies, Manufacturing Chemists Association (board director 1964-1967), American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Metairie County Club (New Orleans), Chicago Yacht Club, Alpha Chi Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Connections

Married Ann Wood; children: Jeanne, John, Thomas. Married Ann de Montluzin. Children: Davis, Shelby.

father:
John Walter Farmer

mother:
Louise Shelby (Buck) Farmer

spouses:
Ann Wood

Ann de Montluzin

children:
Jeanne Farmer

John Farmer

Thomas Farmer

Davis Farmer

Shelby Farmer