Bachelor of Science, Colby College, 1932. Master of Science, Brown University, 1933. Doctor of Science (honorary), Institute Advanced Thinking, Calais, Maine, 1959.
Physicist, Acheson Colloids Corporation, Port Huron, Michigan, 1935-1940; research physicist, Manhattan District Engineers, Princeton, New Jersey, Berkeley, California and Oak Ridge, 1940-1945; consultant physicist, San Francisco and Pasadena, California, Waldwick, New Jersey, Rockland, Belfast, Maine., since 1945; Chairman of the Board, Bern Porter Inc., Pasadena, Rockland, Belfast, since 1945; president, Bern Porter Books, Pasadena, Rockland, Belfast, since 1929; president, Bern Porter International, Belfast, since 1974. Consultant International Executive Service Corps, 1968, Small Business Administration, 1968-1988.
Republican candidate for governor Maine, 1969. Board directors Institute Advanced Thinking, Belfast, chairman board, since 1959. Fellow American Astronautical Society, Technology Public Society, American Rocket Society (associate), Society Technology Writers and Publications (associate), International Academy Poets (London, founding).
Member American Physical Society, Society International Development, National Society Programmed Instruction, Fenway Club (Boston), Algonquin Club, St. Andrews Club (New Brunswick, Canada), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Kappa Phi Kappa, Chi Gamma Sigma.
Married Helen Elaine Hendron, July 15, 1946 (divorced August 1947). Married Margaret Eudine Preston, August 27, 1955 (deceased April 1975). Married Lula Mae Blom, September 9, 1976 (divorced November 1986).