Harold J. Kiddler

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Harold J. Kiddler
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President year 1973


Biography for SEG President Elect Candidacy

Geophysics, Vol. 38, No. 2, April 1973

H.J. Kidder, candidate for President, was born in Galveston, Texas. He grew up in Mexico City, Mexico, attending grade school and high school there. Upon graduation from the University of Texas in 1932 with a B.A. degree in physics, he went to work on a Geophysical Research Corporation (Amerada) seismic crew. He worked on field crews in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma progressing through the position of party chief. He was transferred to Colombia, as a seismic supervisors for two years and in 1948, Mobil transferred him to Calgary, Alberta, Canada from 1952 to 1964. In 1964, he transferred to Mobil's Exploration Services Center in Dallas where he is presently employed as planning associate.

Mr. Kidder is a member of the SEG, AAPG, and DGS, and a charter member of the CSEG. He served as treasurer, vice-president, and, in 1959, as president of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He served as 2nd vice-president, 1st vice-president, and in 1969-70, as president of the Dallas Geophysical Society. He has served as Co-Chairman of the Entertainment Committee for the 1965 SEG Annual Meeting, chairman of the entertainment committee of the DGGS Joint Activities Committee, on the entertainment committee for the 1968 AAPG International Annual Meeting, a member of the SEG Constitution and Bylaws Committee, and as SEG 1st Vice-President for 1971-72. He is presently Co-Chairman of the 1973 Annual International SEG Meeting in Mexico City.