Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1950.
Chemistry instr, United States Marine Corps Institute, Washington, 1945—1946. Fire protection engineer Southeastern Underwriters Association, Atlanta, 1950—1955. Manager heavy water production, distribution, quality assurance tritium weapon components, plutonium 238 production, used nuclear fuel disposition United States Atomic Energy Commission, Aiken, South Carolina, 1955—1962, manager nuclear fuel reprocessing, nuclear waste, related programs, 1962—1972, member steering committee gas centrifuge development, 1966—1972, technical leader fuel reprocessing problems resolution Washington, 1972—1974.
Consultant nuclear proliferation threats United States National Security Agencies, 1972—1996. Chief light water fuel reprocessing branch United States Energy Research and Development Administration, 1975—1976. Lead technical consultant International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1976.
Technical leader, us nonproliferation initiative with government of India United States National Security Council Task Force, United States Department State, Washington, 1977—1979. Manager fuel reprocessing development United States Department Energy, 1979—1982, coordinator with Japan for nuclear fuel cycle development, 1982—1993. President Department Energy headquarters employees union National Treasury Employees Union, 1983—1996.
Vice president United States section World Council Nuclear Workers, Paris, 2000—2008. Instructor Emory University Lifelong Learning Center, Atlanta, 2007—2008. Speaker in field; consultant in field.
President Kiwanis Club of Northlake Golden K, Decatur, Georgia, 2004—2007. Member of American Nuclear Society (chairman Georgia section 2005-2008).
Married Barbara Spencer Bastin. Children: Clinton Bowen III, Nancy Bastin Perry, Anna Bastin McKee, Herbert Spencer.