beginningsBorn in El Dorado, Ark., Hunt grew up in Tyler in East Texas. He was known by his middle name, derived
from his maternal grandfather, Nelson Waldo Bunker. On Jan. Hunt’s first family from East Texas into a replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate overlooking White Rock Lake in Dallas. Hunt exhibited his drive and tenacity early on. When he was 12, he walked alone for 9 miles across London after the buses quit running at midnight. He briefly attended the University of Texas but left after a geology lecturer proclaimed that the federal government should own all natural resources. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Hunt joined his father’s oil company. He was
22 when he discovered a $7 million oil field in Scurry County. His father also put him in charge of the family’s Penrod Drilling Corp. But in the early 1950s, Hunt was either fired or quit his father’s company and struck out on his own. He hired a University of Illinois professor, who pointed the young
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