Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, 1913. Doctor of Engineering, Washington University, 1942. Student, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, 1933.
Doctor of Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1944. Other honorary degrees, latest being Doctor of Laws, Grove City College, 1966.
Designer resident, engineering construction projects, St. Louis, 1913-1917; appointed Lieutenant, Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy, 1917; advanced through grades to admiral, United States Navy, 1946; chief Bureau Yards asnd Docks, chief civil engineers, United States Navy, 1937-1945; chief material division, Navy Department, 1945-1946; retired, 1946; president, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 1947-1952; chief Executive officer, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 1947-1957; Chairman of the Board, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 1947-1958; director, member Executive Committee, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 1947-1965.
Chairman task force water resources and power 2d Hoover Commission, 1953-1955;board visitors United States Naval Academy, 1953-1955, Chairman of the Board, 1955, chairman Special Advisory Commission Future Development Academy Facilities, from 1961. Member of national strategy committee American Security Council. Chairman of the Board emeritus Americans for Constitutional Action.
Member American Iron and Steel Institute (honorary vice president), American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary), American Concrete Institute (honorary, past president), Society American Military Engineers (honorary member, past president), Military Order World Wars (life), U.A. Naval Academy Alumni Association (honorary), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary), Newcomen Society England, Army-Navy Club (past president) (Washington). Army-Navy Country Club (Arlington, Virginia). Duquesne Club (Pittsburgh).
Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Clara Klinksick, October 19, 1923 (deceased 1958). Children: Marion, Patricia. Married second, Mistress Harry Anderson, December 12, 1960 (deceased 1971): married 3d, Jessie Grimm, July 14, 1971.