Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Wheaton College, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1955.
Assistant professor, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine., 1955-1957; research associate, Iowa State University, Ames, 1956-1958; assistant, associate professor, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, since 1957.
With United States Army, 1946-1947. Member American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi.
Married Willa Mae Van Doorninck, September 1, 1956. Children: Ruth T., John W., James R.