Student, Portsmouth Junior Technology, 1933-1936; certified, Royal Naval Extension College, Dartmouth, England, 1944.
Photography teacher, Boston College Photography, 1946-1947; photography editor, Harvard Film Svc., Boston, 1947-1948; microfilm specialist, Hall & McChesney, Syracuse, New York, 1948-1950; executive vice president, Dakota Southern Microfilm, Miami, Florida, 1950-1954; microfilm consultant, Miami, 1954-1960; microfilm consultant, Oakland, California, 1961-1967; microfilm specialist, special courses instructor, Datagraphix Inc., San Diego, 1968-1978; watercolor artist, Las Vegas, Nevada, since 1978. Consultant, Indio, California. Microfilm consultant Clerk of Circuit Court, Deland, Florida,1950-1952, Bahamian Government, Nassau, Bahamas, 1954.
Alderman Hayling Island (England) Council, 1945. Member Lake Helen (Florida) Fire Commission, 1950-1952. Special deputy to clerk of Circuit Court, DeLand, 1950-1952.
Pilot, cadet commandant Civil Air Patrol, Miami, 1952-1954. Member Volunteers in Police Program, City of Indio, California, 1993-1995. Member Indio Cultural Arts Commission, 1994-1995, chairman special art show projects, 1994.
With Royal Navy, 1936-1945. Member San Diego Watercolor Society (treasurer 1982), nevada Watercolor Society (Signature award 1988), Western Federation Watercolor Societies, Cochella Valley Watercolor Society.
Married Dorothy May Van Alphen, June 10, 1944 (deceased April 1984). Children: Ian Douglas (deceased), Lawrence Merrill, Robert Rodney, Jess Andrew, Robin Lee, Barbara Jeanne. Married Martha Clydesdale Amoia, June 21, 1986.