Kenneth B. Ford

B.S. P.E 1940
Director, Miller & Lents, Ltd.

Mr. Kenneth B. Ford earned his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering in 1940 from UT Austin.

After graduation from UT, he worked for J.S. Abercrombie Co., an independent oil and gas operator, and remained there until 1943. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served as an engineering officer on a tanker in the Pacific during World War II. After being discharged from the Navy in 1946, he returned to Abercrombie.

In 1948 he started consulting for the oil and gas firm J.R. Butler and Co., that later became Miller and Lents, Ltd. He joined the international oil and gas consulting firm the day it was formed and has remained active with Miller and Lents for 50 years. He served as president and director from 1970 until 1987. He remains a director of the firm, and is also a general partner in three oil and gas limited partnerships.

His professional service includes membership on the Board of Arbitration for Prudhoe Bay Oil Field, Alaska, the largest oil field in the United States.

He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has served as chairman of the Gulf Coast section, chairman of its Lester C. Uren Award Committee and as a member of its Public Service Award Committee.

He is a charter member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston and was chairman of the finance committee of the Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology in 1949. His service to UT Austin includes membership on the Chancellor’s Council, the President’s Associates, the Longhorn Foundation, and the Ex-Students’ Association. He is a Friend of Alec.

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