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Item 1009: 01009_Lochridge, Joe_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17

Interviewer: Tyler Priest

Affiliation: University of Houston

Joe Lochridge grew up in central Texas, and attended Rice University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. He served aboard an active-duty destroyer during the Korean War, and then had the opportunity to transfer to teach at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. An engineer, Lochridge moved to Brown & Root after leaving military service. He first worked in the marine design group, working on offshore structures primarily for Lake Maracaibo and the Gulf of Mexico. Lochridge was briefly detailed for Brown & Root work in Libya, but returned to Houston in time to start working on the landmark Project Mohole in 1962. During the remainder of his time at Brown & Root, Lochridge became involved primarily with pipeline work, including line laying and maintenance.


  • 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