Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, St. Norbert College, 1951. Postgraduate, University Maryland, 1955.
Physical chemist, National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1951-1959; materials engineer, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, 1959-1972; head nonmetals section, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, 1972-1979; head materials and processes branch, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, 1979-1980; manager composites, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 1980-1984; acting manager materials and structures office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 1982-1984; consultant, defense industry, Alexandria, Virginia, 1984-1988; member research staff, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, since 1988. Consultant Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Laboratory, 1978-1983, Institute Defense Analyses, numerous others.
Sergeant United States Army, 1945-1946. Fellow American Ceramic Society. Member American Chemical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Married Joanne Ruth Hogan, August 20, 1950 (deceased December 1969). Married Rosemary Weil Schlesinger, February 19, 1972. Children: Thomas, Katherine.