Claude Fiddler Student Research Scholarship
Claude David Fiddler 1932 – 2009 Claude Fiddler was born in Pasadena, California on July 27, 1932 to Claude and Agnes Fiddler. He attended Occidental College on a Track & Field scholarship where he excelled as a long distance runner and was later inducted into the Occidental College Hall of Fame. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Geology in 1954. In 1958 he earned a Master’s Degree in Geology from the California Institute of Technology. Later Claude attended the University of Southern California and in 1967 received a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering. He was licensed as both a Geologist and a Petroleum Engineer. Later in his life, Mr. Claude D. Fiddler was a Director at Kern County (CA) Employees Retirement Association. Mr. Fiddler also worked as a Geology and Petroleum Engineer Consultant and was employed by Chevron Corporation from 1958-91. He was also a member of Southern Sierra Council Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Fiddler utilized his education to become a Geology Instructor at Taft College from 1970-71 and a Lecturer at University of Southern California Petroleum Engineering Graduate School from 1975-86. Mr. Fiddler was also a retired Commander of the U. S. Naval Reserve. His love of geological field work lives on through his children Linda and David who established this endowment in his name.