AS, Lower Columbia College, 1948. Bachelor of Science, Washington State University, 1950. Master of Science, University Washington, 1955.
Successively civil engineer soils, chief soils engineer section, chief geotechnology branch Portland (Oregon) district, chief geotechnology branch North Pacific division, United States Army Corps. Engineers, 1955-1985;
staff consultant, Shannon and Wilson, Portland, 1985-1988;
staff consultant, Cornforth Cons. Inc., Tigard, Oregon, since 1988.
Technical specialist delegation for design of Longtan Dam, United States Army Corps. Engineers, Beijing, 1981, People to People's delegation Dams and Tunnels, 1987.
Active camp committee Campfire Girls, 4-H Clubs, Oregon City. Volunteer Loaves and Fishes, Oregon State University Extension, AARP Tax Aid. Member consultant review board Cow Creek Band, Canyonvill, Oregon, 2004-2005.
Radio officer United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1946. With United States Army, 1950-1952. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, United States Society on Dams, Oregon Master Gardener.
Married Marcia Helen Schear, September 14, 1955 (divorced 1974). Children: Thomas Edwin, Susan Lynn, Molly Kay (deceased).