Attended, North Dakota State College, 1940—1941. Midshipman, United States Naval Academy, 1942—1945. Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, University North Dakota, 1956.
2d officer United States Lines, Quaker Lines-States Lines, Portland, Oregon, 1945—1948. Partner J.I. Case Farm Machinery and Packard Automobile Franchises, Devils Lake, North Dakota, 1948—1952. Oil and gas lease broker, 1952—1954.
Geologist Sohio Petroleum Company, Oklahoma City, 1956—1958. Geological engineer Petrobras, Belem do Para, Brazil, 1958—1960. Private practice Oklahoma City, 1961—1978.
President, owner Dogwatch Petroleum, Inc., 1978—1998. Owner Spindrift Press, since 1998. Agricultural pilot summers in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, New Mexico, 1952-1956.
Candidate Oklahoma Republican State Legislature, Oklahoma City, 1958. Delegate various county and state convention, North Dakota and Oklahoma, 1948-1968. With North Dakota National Guard, 1938-1940, United States Army Air Corps., 1942, United States Naval Academy, 1942-1945, United States Maritime Service, 1945-1948.
Member Oklahoma City Geological Society, Masons, Shriners, Jesters, American Legion, Sportsmans Country Club.
Married Delphene (Doss), May 30, 1946. 1 child, Lynn Dee Hoffman.