Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1952. Master of Science in Astronautics, United States Air Force Institute of Technology, 1960.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1953; advanced through grades to colonel. Assigned, United States Air Force, Rapid City, South Dakot, 1953-1955; advanced through grades to colonel. Assigned, United States Air Force, Wheelus Air Force Base, Libya, 1955-1958; missile systems engineer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., 1960-1961; student test pilot, Aerospace Research Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1962; experimental flight test officer, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1962-1963; astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, 1964-1970; command module pilot Apollo Seven, 11-day maiden Apollo flight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center, 1968; backup crew member, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center (Apollo Ten) technical consultant, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, 1970-1972; retired, United States Air Force, 1972; director, Peace Corps, Bangkok, Thailand, 1972-1974; director sales Eastern United States, Marion Power Shovel Company, 1975-1979; executive vice president, Trans Carib Air, 1979-1980; vice president investments, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Lauderhill, Florida, 1980-1981; vice president institutional private accounts, Oppenheimer & Company, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1981-1987; vice president, Prudential Bache Securities, Fort Lauderdale, 1987.
Fellow American Astronautical Society, Explorers Club. Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, American Federation television and Radio Artists, Tau Beta Pi. M C.
Married Susan H. Hearn, August 2, 1969. Children: Melinda Sue, Donn Hamilton, Jon, Kristin, Andrew.