Bachelor in Engineering, Yale University, 1953. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1962.
Assistant professor Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York 1962-1966, associate professor, 1966-1980, professor electrical engineering, 1980-1998, professor emeritus, 1998, associate dean college engineering, 1986-1990.
Chairman Area Congregations Together Tompkins County, Ithaca, 1978-1983. National treasurer Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Washington, since 1985. With United States Army, 1954-1956.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), Association Computing Machinery.
Married Marcia Lorraine Blanchard Suthon, June 17, 1961. Children: Samuel West., Manette B., John F. Bachelor of Engineering.