Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Florida, 1944. Master of Science, University Florida, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Case Institute of Technology, 1953.
Aeronautical research scientist Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, 1947-1954. Supervisor chemical processing Florida Research Station, International Minerals & Chemical Corporation, Mulberry, 1954-1957. Supervisor External Ramjets Project, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, 1957-1963, supervisor hypersonic propulsion group, 1963-1973, assistant supervisor aerospace department, 1973-1978, supervisor, since 1978.
Served with C.E., Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (vice president publications 1971-1974), American Association for the Advancement of Science (member council 1971-1974). Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, Combustion Institute, Sigma Xi, Sigma Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Mary Louise Kennedy, April 8, 1945. Children: George Leslie, Mary Susan Dugger Hansen, Barbara Ann Dugger Thornton.