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Item 978: 00978_Baugh, Benton_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17

Interviewer: Tyler Priest

Affiliation: University of Houston

Benton Baugh was born and raised in Houston, where he decided he wanted to be an engineer. After graduating from the University of Houston, Baugh nearly went to work for NASA in 1965, but delays in acquiring a security clearance pushed him towards working for Camco and Cameron in the offshore petroleum industry. At Cameron, Baugh installed computer hardware on drilling rigs. After about five years, Baugh went to work for Vetco Offshore (AS Ventura Tool Company), and was the firm’s third Houston employee hired. Nine years later, Baugh started his own consulting firm, Baugh Consulting Engineers, where he remains active at the time of interview.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA