Bachelor of Science, Monmouth College, 1934. Doctor of Science (honorary), Monmouth College, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1937.
Research chemist Shell Development Company, Emeryville, California, 1937-1954, technical assistant to president New York City, 1954-1956, department head Emeryville, 1957-1959, manager research economics, 1965-1971. Manager research and development Shell Chemical Company, New York City, 1959-1962, manager business development, 1965. Consultant Socially Responsible Investment International, Calsec Consultant.
President Orinda (California) History Society, 1982-1983. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society.
Married Frances Jean Clay, July 9, 1937. Children: Jean P. Bennett, Carol Annual.