Sevier, Richard P(utnam) 1931-

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SEVIER, Richard P(utnam) 1931-


Surname is pronounced "se-vere "; born March 22, 1931, in Vicksburg, MS; son of William Putnam, Jr. (a banker) and Martha (Boney) Sevier; married Barbara Pollard, June 10, 1954; children: William Richard. Ethnicity: "English-Scot-Irish-French." Education: Louisiana State University, B.S., 1952, M.S., 1954. Politics: Conservative. Religion: Episcopalian. Hobbies and other interests: History, genealogy, tennis, photography, computer applications.


Home and office—1416 Highland Park Dr., Jackson, MS 39211. E-mail—[email protected]


Exxon Co., geologist throughout the United States, 1954-80; Natomas North America, Midland, TX, exploration manager, 1980-82; Wilson Energy, Midland, exploration manager, 1982-84; Santa Fe Minerals, Midland, exploration manager, 1984-88; Kerr-McGee, Midland, exploration manager, 1988-91; Merrill Lynch, Midland, financial consultant, 1992-95; writer. Consultant to Towhee Exploration. Military service: U.S. Army Reserve, 1957-65, active duty, 1957.


American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Petroleum Club of Midland (director, 1990-91).


Cemeteries of Madison Parish, Louisiana, privately printed, 1997.

Earliest Recorded Marriages of Madison Parish, Louisiana, 1866-1880, privately printed, 1997.

Madison Parish, Louisiana Tax Rolls, 1879 and 1881, privately printed, 1998.

Madison Parish, Louisiana Tax Rolls, 1885 and 1890, privately printed, 1998.

Images of America: Madison Parish, Louisiana, Arcadia Publishing (Mount Pleasant, SC), 2003.


Annotated Diaries of Richard K. Boney, 1874-1880; research for a photographic history of early Texas oil and gas exploration.