Bachelor, University Florida, 1951. Master of Arts, University Florida, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Florida, 1954.
Staff member, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Wright-Paterson Air Force Base, 1954-1972; director science and technical, Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, 1972-1973; principal deputy assistant secretary, department R & D, United States Air Force, 1973-1974; associate administrator, Aerospace Technology Office, 1974-1976; deputy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aerospace Technology Office, 1976-1981; vice president science and engineering, space systems division, General dynamics corporation, San Diego, 1981-1982; corporation vice president quality assurance and productivity, General dynamics corporation, San Diego, 1982-1985; corporation vice president, general manager, General dynamics corporation, San Diego, since 1985; chairman, National Academy Engineer, Washington, 1996-1998.
Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Goddard Astronautics award 1989, George M. Low Space Transportation award 1992). Member National Academy of Engineering, Air Force Association, Sigma Xi. M C.
Married; 2 children.