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Eugene McDermott Eugene McDermott
Born: Brooklyn, New York, February 12, 1899
Died: Dallas, TX, August 24, 1973

Earned Degrees

1919 - M.E., Stevens Institute of Technology
1925 - M.A., Columbia University

Honorary Degrees:

1960 - Doctor of Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
1972 - Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Dallas
Professional Experience:

1930-41
Geophysical Service (Predecessor company of Texas Instruments Incorporated) Cofounder, Vice President, President, Chairman

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

1951-73
Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dallas, TX

1951-57
Chairman

1958-64
Chairman of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors

1965-73
Director

Educational Affiliations:

Southwestern Medical School Foundation, Dallas, TX
Member, Executive Committee and Vice President

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Member, Board of Governors & Board of Trustees

St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX
Member, Board of Trustees,

Professional Affiliations:

Children's Medical Center
Member, Board of Trustees

Presbyterian Hospital
Member, Board of Trustees

Texas Research Foundation
Trustee

Honors and Awards:

1966 - Bene Merenti Medal
1969 - University of Texas Santa Rita Award
1972 - Service Award of the Dallas Hospital Council
1972 - Linz Award

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