Year Inducted: 2002
After receiving an MS in Geology from Stanford University in 1948, Larry Funkhouser enjoyed a rewarding career at Chevron. By 1963 he managed their Gulf of Mexico exploration efforts including lease acquisitions. In 1966, Funkhouser was appointed Vice President of West Coast operations and led participation with Humble and Atlantic Richfield in California’s first federal offshore sale. From 1977 until his retirement in 1986 he was Director and Vice President of Exploration and Production and continued to be responsible for worldwide exploration. He truly was a leader in worldwide offshore exploration around six continents.