Student, Newark College Engineering, 1942-1943, 47; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Ruston, 1950.
Equipment application engineer, Equitable Equipment Company, New Orleans, 1950-1951;
mechanic and electrical engineer, Bedell and Nelson Engineers, New Orleans, 1952-1955;
principal mechanic and electrical engineer, associate, Georgia Heft & Company, New Orleans, 1955-1962, 63-;
president, chief engineer, Pavia-Byrne Engineering Corporation, New Orleans, since 1963. Instructor environmental engineering and other subjects Continuing Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1989-1994. Associate director Environmental Training Program, Metropolitan College, U. New Orleans, 1994.
Instructor environmental health and safety division Holocene Research Corporation, 1995-1997. Chairman United States Technology Advisory Group for TC 147, Water Quality, 1973-1978, chairman 1978-1983. Water and wastewater expert United Nations Industrial Development Organization, New York City, since 1979.
Staff sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1943-1947, 51-52. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life, member environmental affairs committee 1979-1986, chairman 1980-1984,commission on planning and organization 1984-1989, board on accreditation 1981-1986, commission on finance 1979-1983, Centennial award 1980, Clifford H. Schumaker award 1976). Member Water Pollution Control Federation (industrial wastes committee 1970-1971, board control 1976-1979, service award 1978, Arthur Sidney Bedell award 1978), Louisiana Engineering Society (life), Louisiana Water Pollution Control Association (president 1972-1973), Pi Tau Sigma.
Married Lillian K. Foster, November 23, 1949.