BMechE, Stanford University, 1944; Master of Arts in Engineering Science, Stanford University, 1947.
Research scientist Ames Research Center, National Advisory Committee Aero.-National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, California, since 1944; branch chief Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, California, 1970-1993. Consultant professor Stanford University, since 1980.
Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (award in fluid dynamics), Ames. Research Center; member National Academy Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Joan Whitmore, September 15, 1923. Children: Harvard Laird, James Whitemore, Melinda.