Student, Montana School Mineral Science and Technology, 1944; student, University Washington, 1945-1946; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1949; Master of Business Administration, U. Santa Clara, 1965.
Technical superintendent, Reynolds Metals Company, Listerhill, Alabama, 1949-1962; senior staff engineer, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Sunnyvale, California, 1962-1989; consultant, Reno, Nevada, since 1976. Instructor De Anza Community College, Cupertino, California, 1973-1989.
Advisory board executive committee South Reno Neighborhood. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1947. Fellow Society Advanced Material and Process Engineering (various offices).
Member Society Automotive Engineers, Aeronautical Material Specifications, Ascension Men's Club, Knights of Columbus (deputy grand knight 1958-1962, grand knight Nevada council 978, 1990-1991, controller 612 assembly 1992-1993, navigator 612 assembly 1993-1994), Delta Upsilon.
Married Joyce Christine Patrick, April 22, 1950. Children: Donna Nijmeh, Joyce Ann, Martha Jane Nishimura.