J. Clarence Karcher Photo

J. Clarence Karcher

Born: Apr 15, 1894

Death: Jul 13, 1978

Birthplace: Dale

Nationality: United States

J. Clarence Karcher

Date of Birth : Apr 15, 1894
Date of Death : Jul 13, 1978
Birth Place : Dale

John Clarence Karcher was an American geophysicist and businessman. He invented and eventually commercialized the reflection seismograph, applying for patents on this in 1919. In doing this he created the means by which most of the world's oil reserves have been discovered. In 1930 he and Eugene McDermott founded Geophysical Service Incorporated, a pioneering provider of seismic exploration services to the petroleum industry. This company later spun off what would become Texas Instruments.

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