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Gifts Established:

  • John Payne Hammond Memorial Scholarship Endowment in Petroleum Engineering for the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences | Est. 2006
brick engraved with name D.C. and Janice Anderson

D.C. and Janice Anderson

John Payne Hammond was a proud graduate of The University of Tulsa (BS ’36, Petroleum Engineering) and an early leader in Tulsa’s booming oil industry. Hammond was born in Okmulgee in 1913, but eventually his family moved to Tulsa, where he graduated from Central High School before attending TU.

Hammond enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the energy sector, joining the Amerada Petroleum Corporation in 1941, where he rose to the position of president, before being elected executive vice president and director of the merged Amerada Hess Corporation in 1969. Mr. Hammond retired in 1971 to become an independent petroleum consultant.

Hammond was active in several professional organizations and in community service, serving as president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, vice chairman of the Technical Task Force of the National Petroleum Council, and a member of the Emergency Petroleum Supply Committee of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He served as the first chairman of The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Advisory Committee, as well as chairman of the Tulsa Metropolitan Water Authority, vice chairman of the Tulsa Utility Board, and chairman of the board of Goodwill Industries, to name a few. Mr. Hammond gave generously to The University of Tulsa, supporting the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and TU Athletics from 1969 to 1999.

In recognition of his service and generosity to the profession, the Tulsa community, and his alma mater, Hammond was inducted into The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Hall of Fame in 1970, and he was named a University of Tulsa Distinguished Alumnus in 1992.

John Payne Hammond passed away in 2003, and to honor the legacy of this notable TU alumnus, prominent Tulsa businessman D. C. Anderson, along with Mr. Hammond’s three daughters – Patricia Kay Hammond Watt, Sara Jo Hammond Hendrix, and Grace Hammond Betzer – established the John Payne Hammond Memorial Scholarship Endowment in Petroleum Engineering for the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.