Halbert Pleasant Bybee papers
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He became an instructor at the University of Texas in 1914. Halbert married Ruth Woolery on September 1, 1914, with whom he had five children. In November 1914, he returned to the University of Texas, was promoted to Adjunct Professor in 1916 and Associate Professor in 1920.
In 1925, he began working as a company geologist at Dixie Oil Company. He helped organize the West Texas Geological Society and served as its first president in 1927. The Texas legislature created the Board for Lease of University Lands (University of Texas) which he was appointed in 1929 as the first Geologist-in-charge of University Lands, a post he held until 1954.
In 1936 he returned to the faculty of the University as Professor of Geology and continued until his death. He received many awards and honors, including a Life Membership in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Halbert was active in civic associations and in the Baptist Church. He died on March 30, 1957.
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