Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Jefferson College, 1952; Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, University Tennessee, 1964.
Teaching assistant, University of Michigan, 1956-1958; instructor, U. Tennessee, 1958-1964; associate professor mathematics, Bucknell U., 1964-1971; professor, Bucknell U., since 1971; department chairman mathematics, Bucknell U., 1970-1990; coordinator graduate studies, Bucknell U., 1966-1971; director January program, Bucknell U., 1977-1990; chairman faculty, Bucknell U., since 1980.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1955. Member Mathematics Association American, American Mathematics Society, American Association of University Professors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi.
Married Leslie Ann Mason, September 8, 1956 (deceased March 1985). Children: Susan Elizabeth, Jennifer Ray Simonton, Alison Ray Dillman, Bethany Carolyn Rudloff. Married Jane Altmeyer, June 18, 1988.