Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1950. Student, Moorpark College, 1971. Student, Cerritos Junior College, 1979.
Master of Science Illuminating Engineering, Penn State University.
Regional manager, Prentice Hall Inc., San Francisco, 1954-1959; private practice industrial and governmental sales, Los Angeles, 1959-1970; area manager, Philips Lighting, Los Angeles, 1970-1979; vice president, Coons & Cowell Lighting Unlimited, Thousand Oaks, California, 1979-1983; president, Lighting Designs, Los Angeles, since 1983. Consultant City of Thousand Oaks, 1970-1990. Crime prevention specialist Los Angeles Police Department, since 1991, advisory board, since 1994.
Member Republican Presidential Task Force, since 1978, Republican National Committee, since 1992. Member general plan committee City of Thousand Oaks, 1967, general plan review committee, 1984, 86, 88. Commanding officer Betsy Ross division United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, 1994-1995, deputy director for aviation training, since 1995.
Founding officer Ronald Reagan division, 1995, committee chair, since 1996, Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, PTO. With United States Naval Reserve, 1950-1958, 70-90. Fellow Institute Advancement Engineering.
Member Illuminating Engineering Society (board directors Southern California section 1977-1985, national chairman schools and colleges lighting standards committee, residential lighting standards committee, International Illumination Design award 1983, 84, 85, 87, Distinguished Service award), International Association Lighting Designers, United States National Committee to International Commission Illumination, Library. Lighting Standards (national chairman 1988-1990), Designers Lighting Forum (board directors 1988-1995), International Society Interior Designers (design affiliate), Navy League (president Hollywood/Los Angeles council 1993-1994, board directors Beverly Hills council since 1994), Roadway Lighting Forum (board directors 1988-1990), Kiwanis (president Westlake Village club 1977-1979), American Legion.
Married Beverly Sue Bloom, April 15, 1950 (divorced May 1960). Children: Steven Richard, Craig Wesley, Marilyn Tobiann.