Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Delaware College, 1903. Graduate Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1916, Coast Artillery Field Officers School, Monroe Virginia, 1922, Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1923, Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1927. Honorary Doctor of Engineering, U. Delaware, 1941.
Doctor of Science, University Arkansas, 1942, Drexel Institute Technology, 1943.
Engineer with United States Engineer Department, 1903-1908. Second in command Lieutenant CAC, United States Army, 1908, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1940, Lieutenant general, April 1945. Duty at Fort Mott, New Jersey, 1908.
In Philippine Islands, 1910-1913.
Coast defs. Boston Harbor, 1913-1915. Instructor, director, commandant Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1916-1922.
Instructor Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, 1923-1926. Transferred to Civil Engineer, 1926.
Assistant to district engineer in Buffalo Engineer District, 1927, later district engineer
Then assigned to Board Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, Washington. District engineer, Wilmington, North Carolina, to 1935. District engineer, Memphis (flood control work on Mississippi), 1935-1937.
Division engineer South.W. Division, Little Rock, 1937-1940.
Assistant chief of Staff for Supply, War Department General Staff, August 1940-September 1941. Chief engineers, 1941-1945.
Retired Appointed executive vice president American Road Builders Association.
Member American Society Military Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers. Clubs: Army and Navy, Columbia Country (Washington).
Married Margaret Eyre Moore, January 6, 1906 (deceased). Married 3d, Marie Stanley Elder, August, 1949. Children: Elizabeth Tybout (Mistress Paul F. Yount), Franklin Bell.