AB, Emory University, 1943; Master of Science, 1947; postgraduate, U. Tennessee, 1947-1950; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Cincinnati, 1956.
Production coordinator, research crystallographer, Pan-Electronics laboratories, Inc., Atlanta, 1942-1945; instructor geology, U. Tennessee, 1947-1950; member of faculty department physical science and geology, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1950-1993; professor emeritus, U. Florida, Gainesville, since 1993; professor, U. Florida, since 1963; department chairman physical science, U. Florida, 1972-1979; director, Physical Sciences, 1979-1982. Consultant in field; visiting professor geology Emory University, summers 1959-1965. Research consultant Florida Department National Resources Bureau Geology, 1950-1970.
Served with Army of the United States, 1945-1946. Fellow Geological Society American, Society Economics Geologists. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists, American Society Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Florida Academy Sciences, Southeastern Geological Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Gamma Theta Epsilon, Sigma Chi.
Married Valda Nell Armistead, July 9, 1942. Children: Betty Jean, William A., Fredric L.