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Cecil H. Green
Cecil H. Green
Born: Manchester, England, August 6, 1900
U.S. Naturalized Citizen, Dallas Federal Court, 1936
Married Ida Mabelle Flansburgh (1903-86), Schenectady, NY, February 6, 1926 (no children)
Died: La Jolla, CA - April 12, 2003

Education:

1906-15
Public Schools, Vancouver, B. C.

1915-18
King Edward High School, Vancouver, B. C.

1918-21
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C.

1921-24
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Earned Degrees:

1923-B.S., 1924-M.S. (Electrical Engineering)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Honorary Degrees:

1953 - Doctor of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
1961 - Doctor of Science, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
1961 - Doctor of Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
1964 - Doctor of Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C.
1966 - LL.D., Austin College, Sherman, TX
1967 - Doctor of Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1974 - Doctor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1974
- Doctor of Science, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
1976 - Doctor of Civil Jurisprudence, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
1978 - Doctor of Commercial Science, Suffolk University, Boston, MA
1986 - Doctor of Science, Oxford University, Oxford, England
1987 - Doctor of Philanthropy, Hawthorne College (with wife)
1990 - Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Experience:

1924-26
General Electric, Schenectady, NY Research and design in steam turbine generator division of A. C. Engineering Department; Instructor in Advanced Engineering, G.E. School, Schenectady, NY

1926-28
Raytheon Manufacturing Company, Cambridge, MA Research on gaseous tube devices

1928-29
Wireless Specialty Apparatus Co., Jamaica Plain, Boston Production Engineer in "Faradon" Condensers

1929-30
Federal Telegraph Co. (IT&T), Palo Alto, CA Production Engineer in Electronics Shop

1930-31
Geophysical Service, Dallas, TX, (Predecessor company of Texas Instruments Incorporated) Field Party Chief

1931-32
Federal Telegraph Co. (IT&T), Newark, NJ Director of Electronics Laboratory

1932-39
Geophysical Service Inc. (GSI), Dallas, TX Field Party Chief, Supervisor

1939-41
Geophysical Service Inc. (GSI), Dallas, TX Field Party Chief, Supervisor

1941-51
Geophysical Service Inc. (GSI), Dallas, TX Vice President

1951-79
Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dallas, TX Director, Honorary Director of TI. President, Chairman, and Honorary Chairman of Geophysical Service Inc. (GSI)

Educational Affiliations:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, MA

Life Member of the Corporation

Past President, Alumni Association, 1968-69

Past President, MIT Club of Dallas

Past Member, Visiting Committee, Electrical Engineering, MIT

Visiting Committee to Physics, Past Chairman, MIT

Visiting Committee to Earth and Planetary Sciences, Chairman, MIT

Honorary Lectureship in Earth Sciences, 1973

Membership Committee

Excellence in Education Foundation
North Texas, Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees

The Association for Graduate Education and Research (TAGER)
North Texas Trustee and Chairman

Austin College,
Sherman, TX Past Trustee and Past Member, Executive Committee

Texas Christian University,
Fort Worth, TX Past Trustee

Southern Methodist Foundation for Science & Engineering
Trustee

St. Mark's School of Texas,
Dallas, TX (for boys) Honorary Trustee and Past President

University of Texas System
Past member, Executive Committee, Chancellor's Advisory Council

Scripps Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics,
LaJolla, CA Member, Visiting Committee

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
Woods Hole, MA Honorary Trustee

Colorado School of Mines,
Golden, CO Member of Advisory Council

Stanford University,
Stanford, CA Member of Visiting Committee to Earth Sciences

Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation,
La Jolla, CA Trustee

Professional Affiliations:

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Past President and Honorary Life Member, Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal Maurice Ewing Gold Medal,1978

Dallas Geophysical Society
Honorary Life Member

Dallas Geological Society
Honorary Life Member

American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Member

American Geophysical Union
Member

Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists
Member

European Association of Exploration Geophysicists
Member

Council of Scientific Societies, North Texas
Trustee

American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Fellow

National Academy of Sciences
Honorary Life Member (with wife)

Explorers Club

Civic Activities:

National Advisory Committee to The Marine Biomedical Institute of University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX

Chairman

Friends of the Dallas Public Library
Trustee and Past Chairman

Dallas Art Association
Trustee

Dallas Symphony Association
Trustee and Past Chairman

Medical Affiliations:

Southwestern Medical Foundation
Trustee

Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA
Trustee

Citizens Advisory Committee to the Health Planning Council
Member

University of Texas Marine Biomedical Institute,
Galveston, TX, Past Chairman of Advisory Committee

Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX (with wife)

Social Affiliations:

Dallas Petroleum Club, Dallas, TX
Dallas Country Club, Dallas, TX
La Jolla Country Club, La Jolla, CA

Honors and Awards:

1962 - Honorary Alumnus, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1970 - Honorary Alumnus, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
1972 - Membership, Eta Kappa Nu, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1973 - Honorary Lecturer in Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1973 - Santa Rita Award, University of Texas System
1974 - Human Needs Award, American Association of Petroleum Geophysicists (AAPG)
1974 - Linz Award, Dallas, TX (with wife)
1974 - 75th Anniversary Honor Award, National Jewish Hospital & Research Center, Denver, CO
1978 - Award for Excellence in Humanities, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Dallas, TX
1978 - Public Welfare Medal, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. (with wife)
1978 - Honorary Life Membership, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. (with wife)
1979 - Citation, Southern Methodist University Institute for Study of Earth and Man, Dallas, TX
1983 - Great Trekker Award, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C.
1984 - Lay Award for Distinguished Service, American Medical Association
1984 - Gold Plate Award, American Academy Achievement
1987 - Freedom of City Award, Vancouver, B. C.
1987 - Philanthropist of Year Award, City of Dallas, Dallas, TX
1988 - Philanthropist of Year Award, City of San Diego, CA (with wife)
1988 - Uncommon Man Award, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (with wife)
1989 - Scientist of the Year Award, City of San Diego, CA
1990 - First U. S. citizen named Honorary Member of Chinese Geophysical Society, Republic of China
1991 - Honorary Knight of British Empire, presented by Queen of England on May 22, 1991
1993 - Honorary Membership, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, New Orleans AAPG Annual Convention
1993 - Lifetime Achievement Award, Reginald S. Lourie Center For Infants and Young Children, Rockville, MD

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