Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, Missouri School Mines, 1947. Master of Science, Missouri School Mines, 1963. Master of Science in Urban Planning, Transportation, Purdue University, 1970.
Registered profile engineer, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky Assistant mining engineer Fredericktown Lead Company, Missouri, 1947-1949. Mining engineer Solvay Process Division, Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, 1949-1953. Acting assistant.quarry superintendent, 1950-1953.
Mining engineer International Salt Company, Retsof, New York, 1953-1955.
Engineer Frazier-Davis Construction Company, Morgantown, Pennsylvania, Marion, Illinois, 1955-1956. Chief engineer Baroid Division, National Lead Company, Malvern, Arkansas, 1956-1960, instructor, engineering graphics, U. Missouri, Rolla., 1962-1965.
Assistant professor сivil engineering Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana, 1965-1972. City coordinator, city engineer Kendallville, Indiana, 1972-1973.
Associate professor engineering technical Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, 1974-1987.
Consultant on mining engineering.Co-author: Black Powder to Black Gold. First lieutenant, United States Army, 1943-1946.Decorated Silver Star with oak leaf cluster. Recipient Silver Beaveraward Boy Scouts American, 1997.
Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Engineering Education, Am.Rd. Builders Association, Kentucky Society Professional Engineers, National Society Professional Engineers, Mammoth Cave chapter Professional Engineers, American Fencers Association, Hobson House Association, American Society Explosives Engineers, Steuben County History Society Sertoma (Lewis B. Hershey chapter), Sigma Xi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Rolla Arts Group, Arts Alliance Bowling Green., Southern Kentucky Past-Finders.
Research in fields of explosives and dynamic creep.
Married Margaret Elizabeth Strausser, December 25, 1956. Children: Beryl Candice, Diane Denise.