T. O. Hall

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T. O. Hall
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President year 1959

T. O. Hall served as the 1959-1960 SEG President.

Biography for SEG Presidential Candidacy 1959 [1]

T.O. Hall, candidate for President, was graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1927 with a B.S. degree in mathematics and physics. Upon graduating, he worked with the late Dr. Robert S. Hyer, President Emeritus of S.M.U. doing electrical prospecting work in South and West Texas.

In 1930, he was employed by the Roxanna Petroleum Corporation as an Assistant Gravity Party Chief on a Torsion Balance Crew. In 1931, he returned to Southern Methodist University as an Instructor in Mathematics, at the same doing graduate work in mathematics and physics. He joined the Shell Petroleum Corporation, successor to the Roxanna, in 1933 as a Seismologist, working in Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. In 1938, he was employed by the General Geophysical Company as a party chief, promoted to Supervisor in 1940, and moved to Ohio where he looked after crews in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois, later moving to Oklahoma. He moved to Houston in 1942, and in 1945 he became Vice-President; in 1953 he was made President of General Geophysical in 1942, and in 1945 he became Vice-President; in 1953 he was made President of General Geophysical Company whose headquarters are in Houston, Texas.

A member of AAPG and SEG, Mr. hall is the co-author of a paper selected for publication in GEOPHYSICS. He has served as President of the Geophysical Society of Houston, and he is a member of the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists and the Houston Geological Society. Mr. Hall currently is Chairman of the Funds Solicitation Committee of the SEG


  1. Geophysics, Vol. XXIV, No.2, April 1959

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