Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1948. Master of Science, United States Navy Postgraduate School, 1950. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Mary's University, 1972.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1948; advanced through grades to Lieutenant, United States Navy, 1956; commanding officer, United States Ship Rhea, 1951; commanding officer, United States Ship Osprey, 1952; commander, Mine Division 31, 1953; resigned, 1956; manager marine and industrial operation, General Electric Company, 1956-1966; vice president marketing and administration, Marquardt Corporation, 1966-1969; head, Urban Mass Transit Administration, Department Transportation, Washington, 1969-1973; commissioner, Postal Rate Commission, 1973-1979; vice chairman, Postal Rate Commission, 1975-1979; vice president Washington operations, Wilbur Smith and Associations, 1979-1984; senior vice president, Wilbur Smith and Associations, 1984-1986; executive vice president, Wilbur Smith and Associations, since 1987; also board directors, Wilbur Smith and Associations. Lecturer in field; member industry sector advising committee Department Commerce. Member section 13 advising committee Department Transportation, 1983-1986.
Member development committee Wolftrap Farm Park Performing Arts, 1973—1978. Board education St. Elizabeth School. Board directors Associate Catholic Charities, 1983—1986.
Chairman finance committee Catholic Charities, United States of America. Council member St. Elizabeth Church, 1982—1986, chairman finance committee. Active John Carrol Society.
Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers, American Consultant Engineers Council (vice chairman interna. committee). Member: National Society of Professional Engineers (president District of Columbia society 1986-1987, board directors 1988-1991), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Intelligent Transportation Society of America (chairman finance committee, board directors), Institute Traffic Engineers, Institute World Politics, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Washington Society Engineers, Transportation Research Board, American Rds. and Transportation Builders Association (chairman public transportation advisory council), Society of America Military Engineers, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Public Transit Association, Army-Navy Club (president 1999—2004), University Club.
Married Doris Ann Akers, September 10, 1948 (deceased 1995). Children: Timothy Hill, David Akers. Married June Ricchezza McElroy, October 3, 2002.