Doug was born in Ohio but moved to Texas at an early age and grew up in
Houston. He graduated from Bellaire High School and eventually received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Houston. After four years in the Air Force, Doug returned to Houston married to wife Iris and he worked 35 years for Texaco as an information technology professional in a variety of assignments, while Iris began a piano teaching business. He opted to retire one year after the merger that formed ChevronTexaco.
Doug previously served as chairman of the board of the Texas Center for the Missing, the Amber Alert provider for Houston and the 13 surrounding counties. He and Iris are active members of the Houston MINI Motoring Society car club. Their membership at the Houston City Club allows them to pursue their golf and tennis passsions. They also enjoy traveling.
Doug and Iris have been married 43 years, have two children and two granddaughters, attend Westbury UMC, and reside in Bellaire. The Beatty's two children are both in the performing arts: a daughter with a Dance/Political Science degree from Barnard ran the Williamsburg Art Nexus performing arts center in Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland; a son with a B.A. degree from Northwestern University in
Radio-Television-Film is working in the film industry in Los Angeles.