Editor's note: This article, written by former TLE editor Theodore Barrington, was published in the inaugural issue, June 1982. The original photos have been replaced by others of greater historical value and kindly donated by Texas Instruments.

The picture of Cecil Green (1900–2003) appeared on the cover of the very first issue of The Leading Edge (June 1982). It is appropriate that we put it on the cover again, one year after his death, when the Society of Exploration Geophysicists commemorates Cecil's contributions to geophysics and to humanity in general.

Cecil is best known to...

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