At a glance
1938: Year born
1943: Family moved to Ada
1960: Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in geological and petroleum engineering and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Marines. Two days later, he married high school sweetheart, Linda.
1966: Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master's degree in business administration. He then joined Conoco Inc. as an associate engineer.
1976: Executive vice president of Conoco subsidiary Douglas Oil Co.
1979: Vice president of logistics and downstream planning for Conoco Inc.
1985: Conoco's executive vice president of petroleum products in North America and was elected to the board of directors
1987: Senior vice president of chemicals and pigments at Conoco's then-parent company DuPont.
1991: Conoco's executive vice president of exploration production
1996: Conoco's president and CEO
1999: Conoco's chairman
2002: Chairman of the newly formed ConcoPhillips Corp.
2004: Retired from ConocoPhillips
SOURCE: HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS INC.