Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1919. Student, United States Naval Academy Postgrad School, 1921. MSin Naval Construction, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1923.
Master of Science in aeronautical engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1936.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1919; advances through grades to rear admiral, United States Navy, 1949; worked in rigid airship development, helium repurification, 1923-1925; airplane hook-on equipment, 1929-1932; naval aviator (LTA) and (HTA) active in research and construction programs on aeronautical features, aircraft carriers and jet assisted take off equipment, 1940-1945; deputy, assistant chief naval research, United States Navy Department, 1947-1949; assistant chief research and development Bureau Aero., United States Navy Department, 1949-1951; chief naval research, United States Navy Department, 1951-1953; coordinator development, General Tire & Rubber Company, 1954-1962; director industrial research and development, Aerojet-General Corporation, Elmonte, California, from 1962.
Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cosmos Club (Washington).
Married Agnes Elizabeth Ryan, January 5, 1925. Children: Carolyn Elizabeth, Dennis Richard, Mary Agnes.