President/owner of W. M. Dewey & Son, Inc. - Texas’ oldest oil field transportation company founded in 1895, primarily serving Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Native Houstonian; Texas roots date to 1833;
Lamar High School graduate, class of 1969
BBA, Finance, University of Texas 1973
1973-79 – Mortgage and Real Estate Investment Analyst, Assistant Treasurer with Great Southern Life Insurance
1979 – Vice President, W. M. Dewey & Son, Inc.
1984 - President, W. M. Dewey & Son, Inc.
1995 - Co-owner, W. M. Dewey & Son, Inc., with brother, Edward McDowell
Past Chairman, Oil Field Haulers Association & Texas Trucking Association (TXTA); current member of TXTA Executive Committee
Age 70, Married 42 years to Marilyn Mood McDowell, with 2 children, son, Austin 34, a 2008 TCU graduate, married to Brittany Boone McDowell, parents of Haden Boone McDowell, 7, Kelly Elizabeth 4 & Rob 2; and daughter, Katie 30, 2013 graduate of University of Texas
Past Troop Chairman, Boy Scout Troop 266, West University Methodist Church. Guided all 8 Scouts in patrol to Eagle Rank, including son, Austin.
Member West University United Methodist Church since 1983
Hobbies – Marathon running (49), ranching*
• Bob & Marilyn bought Oak Hill Ranch, Round Top, TX 2008; Black Brangus, chickens, land stewards & historic home preservation