Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1921. Doctor in Engineering (honorary), Purdue University, 1953.
Assistant aerodynamics laboratory, United States Army Air Corps, 1921-1926;
project engineer, chief draftsman, Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica, California, 1926-1929;
chief engineer, Valley Manufacturing Company, Glendale, California, 1929;
chief engineer, Northrop Corporation, 1929-1932;
chief engineer, Northrop Aircraft, Inglewood, California, 1932-1934;
project engineer, chief engineer, director engineering, Curtiss-Wright Airplane division, Buffalo, 1934-1942;
director aircraft development, Fisher Body division General Motors Corporation, Detroit, 1942-1945;
director installation engineering section, Allison Division, Indianapolis, 1945-1947;
vice president engineering & contracts, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, 1947;
executive vice president, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, 1949-1951. Vice president, general manager McDonnel Aircraft Corporation, 1951-1952. President, director Vertol Aircraft Corporation, Morton, Pennsylvania, 1953-1960.
Chairman of the executive committee, 1953-1955, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1955-1960. Vice president, general manager Vertol division Boeing, 1960-1962, vice president, consultant, 1962-1963. Vice president Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wood Ridge, New Jersey, from 1963.
Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Ordnance Association. Member Society Automotive Engineers, American Helicopter Society, Armed Forces Association M C.
Married Helen Elizabeth Hents, February 16, 1926. 1 child, Donald Edward.