Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1942. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1949.
Assistant professor, instructor department chemical engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1947-1953; head chemical department, National Lead Company of Ohio, Fernald, 1953-1959; head high energy fuels section, American Potash & Chemical Corporation, Henderson, Nevada, 1959; manager Trona research, American Potash & Chemical Corporation, Trona, California, 1959-1967; director central engineering, American Potash & Chemical Corporation, Los Angeles, 1967-1969; from engineering specialist to senior technical advisor, Kerr-McGee Corporation, Oklahoma City, 1969-1991; private consultant, Bethany, Oklahoma, since 1991. Member technical committee Fractionation Research Inc., 1981-1984.
Member County Service Area Committee, Trona, California, 1960-1962. Associate advisor Explorer Post, Boy Scouts American, Trona, 1960-1964. Member general council Washita Presbytery, Oklahoma City, 1979-1980.
Member session Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1998-2004, chairman stewardship and missions committee, 1999—2004. Member budget and review committee Indian Nations Presbytery, since 2001. 2nd lieutenant, 1st lieutenant United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1942-1946, PTO, European Theatre of Operations.
Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Oklahoma trisectional meeting chairman 1993, 95, committee member Design Institute for Physical Property Data, section vice-Chairman 1998, section chairman 1974, 99), American Institute Chemists. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Chemical Society (section chairman 1962, 86), American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Oklahoma Society Professional Engineers, Metallurgical Society, Armed Forces Defense Preparedness Association, Association Indiana Information Professionals, National Defense Industrial Association, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.
Married Eleanor Ann Webster, July 9, 1944. Children: Ann A., Jane D., Elaine S., Dale F., David W., Douglas E.