J. Tate Clark
President, Phillips Petroleum
Liberty Memorial High School
He was born on December 13, 1913, in Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Lawrence High School where he played Center on the football team. He received a degree in Geology from the University of Kansas in 1937. Geology wasn't just his profession, it was his hobby and his passion
He was a Navy Lieutenant during World War II, serving as a photo interpreter aboard the USS Curtis in the Central Pacific.
He worked in the petroleum industry for 37 years. He lived in the US, Venezuela, Canada," · Kuwait, Libya, United Kingdom, Italy, and Norway while pursuing his career. His last position before retiring in 1974 was President of Phillips Petroleum Norway.
He passed away in 2010.
He had a great sense of humor and a true zest for life. He loved traveling to out-of-the-way places and on roads "without yellow stripes."