Bachelor of Science cum laude, University of Michigan, 1941.
Organic research chemist, Merck and Company, Rahway, New Jersey, 1941-1945; organic research chemist, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1945-1960; principal, Douglas Lyttle Photographer, Kalamazoo, 1961-1969; member of faculty, School Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester (New York) Institute Technology, 1969-1983; professor emeritus, School Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester (New York) Institute Technology, since 1983. Free-lance photographer.
Member Professional Photographers American, American Society Photographers, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Vivian M. Quell, October 12, 1991. Children: Judith Ann Lyttle Nelson, Janet Ruth Lyttle Chobanian, Marsha Jane Lyttle Pidek.