John Clarence Karcher (June 4, 1894 – July 13, 1978) 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.
John Howard Cassady (April 3, 1896 – January 25, 1969) was an admiral in the United States Navy. He was Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1954 to 1956. Prior to his assignment, Cassady had served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) from January 1950 to May 1952, Commander of USS Saratoga during World War II and Commander of Sixth Fleet from 1952 to 1954. He died in 1969 in Boca Raton, Florida.
Burgess Neil Reed (November 29, 1975 – July 26, 2012) was a college basketball player at Indiana University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was noted for an incident during which he was choked by Indiana coach Bobby Knight in 1997.
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