Bachelor, California State University, Chico, 1960. Postgraduate, San Francisco Law School, 1961—1963.
Public, principal, Para Public, Santa Barbara, California, since 1969. Listed as expert witness National Forensic Center, Technology Advisory Service for Attorneys, Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory, Lawyer's Guide to Legal Consultants, Expert Witnesses, Services, Books and Products.
Member of the United States Parachute Association (life, Chairman of the Board, Executive Committee 12 years, national and international delegate, achievement award, 1981, certified 35 year member, awarded Gold Parachute Wings, 1972), Parachute Industry Association (president 1985,86), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society Automotive Engineers, National Aeronautic Association, Aviation Space Writers Association (international conference member 1978, 79, 82), Calistoga Skydivers (past secretary), Northern California Parachute Council (past secretary), United States HangGliding Association (life, past fir., delegate), International Association Indiana Publications (past board directors, president Santa Barbara chapter 1979-1982), Association American Publications, Public Marketing Association (board directors, vice president), Book Publications Southern California, American Booksellers Association, Commission International de Vol Libre of Federation Aero. International inParis (United States delegate, past president, lifetime President d'Honneur award 1979, recipient Paul Tissander diploma, 1984), National Speakers Association.
Son of William Frank and Josephine E. (Thompson) P.