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Mobil Oil Company. Mr. Moore started as a field geologist, but moved
quickly through the ranks to become executive vice-president and di-
rector in 1959- When Magnolia was merged with Mobil, he directed its
North American oil exploration and production from the New York
headquarters. In 1961 he became president of the North American
Mobil Oil Company and was elected a director and vice-president of
the worldwide company, the Mobil Oil Corporation. In 1967 he re-
signed as an officer of Mobil and moved to Austin.
Mr. Moore spent the remaining years of his life in service to many
organizations and causes, particularly higher education in Texas. He
was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Sigma Xi, and Gamma
Alpha. He was listed in Who's Who in America and was a member of
the Philosophical Society of Texas, the Society of Mayflower Descen-
dants, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Confeder-
ate Veterans, and a Knight of the Order of San Jacinto. While living in
Dallas he served on the Dallas Community Chest Committee, was direc-
tor of the Council of Social Agencies, and vice-chairman of the Com-
mittee of Social Needs. A member of the Dallas Chamber of Com-
merce, he was also active in Red Cross work. In New York City, Mr.
Moore was director of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New
York, Inc., and a board member of the National Industrial Conference
Board. He served as a trustee of Austin College and Our Lady of the
Lake University, regent of Texas Tech University, trustee of the Inde-
pendent College Fund of America, and member of the National Coun-
cil of the United Negro College Fund. He served two six-year terms as a
member of the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and Univer-
sity System and was a member and former chairman of the Advisory
Council of the College of Business Administration at the University of
Texas at Austin. Mr. Moore also served as director of both the Texas
Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association and the American Petroleum
Mr. Moore's efforts on behalf of the University of Texas at Austin and
the Texas State Historical Association were crucial to their growth
and development. In 1979 he arranged to transfer a $14,000,000
seismographic-research ship, the Fred H. Moore, from Mobil Oil to the
University of Texas Marine Science Institute. His contributions while
serving on the advisory council of UT's College of Business Admin-
istration led the George Kozmetsky family to establish in his honor the
Fred H. Moore Professorship in International Management in the
Graduate School of Business. The Kozmetskys wanted to recognize his
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