Bachelor of Science, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1946. Postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1947. Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley.
Commissioned ensign United States Navy Reserve, 1946, advanced through grades to Commander. Flight test engineer, Atlas Missile Program Convair, San Diego, 1954—1956. Executive engineer Kaiser Engineers, Oakland, 1956—1958.
Administrative executive University California Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, 1958—1967. Member admiral's staff San Francisco, 1967—1970. Chief Executive Officer McNair Realty Company, Lewistown, Montana, since 1970.
Retired United States Navy Reserve, 1978.
Married Diana McNair, March 10, 1953. Children; Brookes Larsen, Robert McNair, Graydon Thomas, John Benedict, Page Howard.