Honorary Member of
the House-- AAPG House of Delegates
R. (Will) Green has his roots in the oil business. He was born
November 13, 1931, in the ranching and one-time oil center of
San Angelo, Texas, where his father, Guy E. (Squire) Green, was
a geologist for the Vacuum Oil Company, a predecessor of Mobil.
This time was an era of large discoveries in the Permian Basin
and some of that must have rubbed off on Will.
he was two months old, his family moved to San Antonio, Texas,
when his father was transferred by Vacuum. Six months later his
dad became an independent working the geology of south Texas.
During this time, Will gained his first real exposure to the oil
business. Starting at the age of seven, he would accompany his
father to the field whenever he had the chance. He decided early
that this was the life for him.
dad was active in the AAPG and was president of the South Texas
Geological Society in 1947. He took Will to AAPG conventions in
St. Louis and New York while he was still in school. Through these
contacts, Will first became interested in the AAPG.
graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Will
entered Texas A&M University, where he earned a B.S. degree
in geological engineering and a B.S. degree in petroleum geology
in 1953. This degree program was a five-year plan, which he elected
to take in order to determine which facet of the oil business
he wanted to pursue. Before completing the program, Will knew
that he wanted to be a geologist. Upon graduation, he enrolled
in the University of Texas at Austin, where he was awarded the
J.S. Cullinan Scholarship for two years and earned an M.A. degree
in geology in 1955.
met his future wife, the delightful Marianne Dasher White, at
a University of Texas Town Hall Meeting in Austin and married
her on the night of his graduation from the University of Texas.
They are the proud parents of two daughters, Elizabeth and Susan.
Will and Marianne reside in Midland, Texas.
professional career began with Shell Oil Company, where he worked
from 1955 to 1976. Subsequently, GeoQuest International employed
him as a Senior Geologist, Energy Reserves Group/BHP Petroleum
as Division Exploration Manager, and Forest Oil Corporation as
Division Geologist. Since 1989 he has been an independent consultant.
has mentors, and Will is fortunate to have had several. His first
and most important was his father. Other mentors included Luther
Sappenfield at Shell, who taught Will how to run samples and describe
cores; Mark Robinson, who taught him about the oil business in
his capacity as District Geologist and Division Exploration Manager
for Shell in Roswell; Sid Bonner, who was Vice President of Exploration
for Energy Reserves Group; and Pete Rose, who was Chief Geologist
for Energy Reserves Group. During Will's leadership of the West
Texas Energy Reserves Group/BHP Petroleum, the division discovered
significant reserves of oil and gas, particularly in southeastern
is a strong advocate of professionalism and has been very active
in a number of professional organizations, especially AAPG. He
has served on numerous committees at the sectional, national and
division levels. In addition, Will has held many offices, including
President of the Division of Professional Affairs, Chairman of
the House of Delegates, member of the Advisory Council, member
of the Executive Committee, a founding member of the Division
of Environmental Geosciences and candidate for President-Elect
of AAPG. He is also a Trustee Associate of the AAPG Foundation.
has had a long and illustrious history in the House of Delegates.
First elected delegate in 1986, he became a delegate group chairman
in 1987 and the same year served as the chairman of the Constitution
and Bylaws Committee. He was elected Vice Chairman of the House
in 1988 and in 1991 was elected Chairman of the House. During
his year as chairman in 1992, the annual meeting was in Calgary
and the House created the Division of Environmental Geosciences,
The Delegates' Newsletter and started to review the international
delegate representation so that all AAPG members would receive
equal representation in the House. After chairing the House, Will
continues to serve as a delegate and on committees as both a member
has written and presented numerous scientific papers and has published
field studies and abstracts. He is also a community volunteer
serving on various boards and commissions.
Green is very deserving of the award Honorary Member of the House
for his tireless efforts in the legislative functions of our association.
To Willard R. Green, lifelong geologist, for outstanding contributions
to the House of Delegates, the science and profession of geology
John R. Hogg
of the House Award-- AAPG House of Delegates
born in Boulder, Colorado, Jean moved to New Mexico as an infant
and grew up in Raton. Jean converted from archeology to geology
at Colorado College while taking one of the famous block (read
saturation) field courses. She's been a member of AAPG since 1981
and is especially well acquainted with the Association through
her work with the Tulsa Geological Society and the Mid-Continent
was elected second Secretary/ Editor of the House on May 17, 1998,
during the annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. She became the fourth
person to have responsibility for a regular House publication.
Lemmon instituted numerous changes in this critically important
quarterly, including renaming The Delegates' Newsletter
to The Delegates' Voice (TDV) in order to 3mphasize
the interactive nature of communication.
brought graphics and layout improvements that made TDV
more readable ›nd visually appealing. Perhaps more important was
"an outstanding job handling several delicate issues on which
the House voted ... " (Deborah K. Sacrey, TDV, p4, v3,
#4). As a much-needed assist to conducting HoD business, Jean
introduced the use of PowerPoint to handle processing of motions
and amendments (how did we function before?!?)
Jean's year as Secretary/Editor was full of challenging issues
for the HoD. To her credit she was a calming influence as she
worked with her fellow HoD officers, Chairman Tom Mairs and Chairman-Elect
Secretary/Editor (who also chairs the Newsletter Committee) was
just one of many jobs Jean has done for the HoD, including service
on the Nomination and Election Committee, Resolutions Committee,
Future of Earth Scientists Committee and ConstitutioË and Bylaws
Committee. In the Distinguished Member of the House award, the
HoD recognizes "unique or exemplary service ... " Accordingly,
it is particularly appropriate that Jean is an early recipient.
To Jean R. Lemon for continuing, industrious, innovative, unique
and exemplary service to the House of Delegates.
Patrick J. F. Gratton
of the House Award-- AAPG House of Delegates
was born in Newton, Kansas, but went to school in El Dorado, the
site of the giant El Dorado oil field. This circumstance encouraged
Tom to develop an interest in earth science and in 1959 (B.S.)
and 1962 (M.S.) he obtained geology degrees at the University
geological career started with Humble (now ExxonMobil) in east
Texas and progressed with managerial responsibilities for Alamo
Petroleum and Carlson Petroleum in Dallas before becoming a consulting
has been very involved in local geological societies and was General
Chairman of the successful 1997 AAPG convention in Dallas. However,
it is for Tom's considerable House activities that this award
is made. As a long-term delegate, Mairs served on many of the
HoD committees. One of the most challenging assignments was given
to him in 1997 during his term as Chairman-Elect. The Elected
Editor question had simmered for several years and Tom agreed
to chair the ad hoc committee seeking resolution. Through diligence
and negotiation, Tom helped bring about an important change in
the Bylaws, which now require two candidates for a nonsuccessive,
three-year term as Editor.
of the House, Tom introduced, or strongly contributed to, improvements
in how AAPG conducts business with changes in the HoD Credentials
Committee, HoD suggested agenda, HoD and AC international representation,
ethics rules, membership categories, and HoD awards. Tom had lots
of help from Chairman-Elect John Hogg and Secretary/Editor Jean
Lemmon, but Tom receives this award in spite of conducting the
longest HoD meeting (April 11, 1999) in this writer's memory!
To Thomas Mairs for outstanding leadership during challenging
times and for exemplary service to the House of Delegates.
Patrick J. F. Gratton
AAPG House of Delegates
Long Service Award
Daugherty was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, on April 9, 1926.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet program in 1943 and attended
the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology until called into
active duty in the Air Corps in 1944.
World War II, he attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman
and graduated in January 1950 with a B.S. degree in geological
the AAPG in 1950 and received his 50-year pin and certificate
in February 2000.
early years in geology were spent in the Rocky Mountains and three
provinces of Canada. His later years were spent with an independent
oil company mainly working Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico
and Arkansas. Since November 1999 he has been a consulting geological
engineer in Wichita Falls, Texas.
his tenure in the House of Delegates when he was appointed as
delegate in 1982. He has been elected to seven terms since and
is now serving his eighth term in the House as the sole delegate
of the North Texas Geological Society. He served as Chairman of
the House Resolutions Committee (1986-88), Recording Secretary
(1986-87), and Vice Chairman of the House (1989-90).
served on the Advisory Board of the Treatise of Petroleum Geology
from 1987 until its final publication. He also served on the Honors
and Awards Committee of the House (1999-2000). In 1992 he became
a charter member of the Division of Environmental Geosciences.
a certified petroleum geologist (CPG 2458) in the AAPG and (CPG
4119) in the AIPG.
Pat was delegate to the Southwest Section of the AAPG from 1979
to 1983. He served on the board of directors of the Southwest
Section, was on the Scholarship Committee (1980-84), and was chairman
of the committee (1982-83). He was the Southwest Section AAPG
Pat was elected to several offices in the North Texas Geological
Society and served as President (1979-80). He was awarded Honorary
Lifetime Membership in 1995. He also served on the board of directors
of the Oil Information Library (1981-82 and 1996-99). He was Secretary-Treasurer
American Institute of Petroleum Geology (AIPG), Pat served on
the Legislation Government Committee, Texas Section, District
III (1984-86) and the Screening Committee, District III (1989-92).
a member of the North Texas Oil and Gas Association, he served
on the Executive Committee (1979-80). He belongs to the Houston
is married to Jeannine, his wife of 17 years.