Notes from Evan Smith
"Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Retired), graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1950 and from the National War College in 1972.
He became an adjunct professor at UT Austin in 1987. He was appointed as a tenured professor, holding the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy in August 2001.
Admiral Inman served in the U.S. Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, when he retired with the permanent rank of Admiral. While on active duty he served as director of the National Security Agency and deputy director of Central Intelligence.
After retirement from the Navy, he was chairman and chief executive officer of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas, for four years and chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Westmark Systems, Inc., a privately owned electronics industry holding company, for three years.
Admiral Inman also served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1987 through 1990. Admiral Inman’s primary activity since 1990 has been investing in start-up technology companies, where he is a managing partner with Gefinor Ventures. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Fluor, Massey Energy Company, Science Applications International Corporation, SBC Communications and Temple Inland. He serves as a trustee of the American Assembly, the Center for Excellence in Education and the California Institute of Technology." - Evan Smith, Texas Monthly Talks, Broadcast 2.28.03