Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University Utah, 1947. Master of Science in Mathematics, University Oregon, 1949. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1956.
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration and Statistics, Stanford University, 1958.
Statistician, C & H Sugar Refining Corporation, 1949-1951;
research economist and statistician, Stanford Research Institute, 1951-1957;
member of faculty, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah., 1957-1982;
professor statistics, Brigham Young U., 1961-1982;
department chairman, Brigham Young U., 1960-1963;
senior development engineer, Hercules, Inc., 1960-1966;
director, Center for Business and Economics Research, 1971-1972;
senior statistician, acting field manager, C.E.I.R, Inc., 1963-1964;
manager, consultant, C.E.I.R, Inc., 1964-1965;
principal scientist, GCA Corporation, 1965-1967;
director economics research, Eyring Research Institute, 1974-1975;
associate commissioner higher education, State of Utah., 1976-1979;
member, 98th-101st Congresses from 3d district Utah
missionary, Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Church, Australia, 1991-1992;
missionary, Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Church, Hungary, 1993-1994. Economics adviser Kingdom of Jordan, Ford Foundation, 1970-1971. Professor American U., Beirut, 1970.
Adjunct Professor U. Utah, 1972-1976.
Author: The Efficiency of Certain Truncated Order Statistics in Estimating the Mean of Various Distributions, 1949, Population Trends in the United States Through 1975, 1955, The Hows and Whys of Statistics, 1963, Experimental Designs Used in industry, 1965, Membership Growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1957, 67, 71, 75, 78, Evaluation of the Seven Year Plan for Economic Development in Jordan, 1971, Economic Analysis of Fiji, Tonga, Western and American Samoa, 1972. Co-author: The Newsprint Situation in the Western Region of North America, 1952, America's Demand for Wood, 1954, also reports.
Member Utah Governor's Economics Research Advisory Council, 1967-1972, Utah Science Advisory Council, 1973-1976. Director bureau church studies Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1958-1963. Research director Utah Republican Party, 1967-1968.
Member Utah House of Reps, 1967-1975, majority leader, 1969-1971, speaker, 1973-1975, member legislation budget-audit committee, 1967-1973, chairman, 1971-1973, chairman legislation county, 1973-1975. Member Utah 3d District, United States House of Representatives, 1983-1991. Chairman Utah County Republican Committee, 1979-1981.
Member Utah Senate, since 1997. Member American Statistical Association (president Utah branch 1964-1965, member of national county 1967-1970), Science Research Society American, Order of Artus, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sig, a Xi, Pi Mu Epsilon. M C.
Married Julia Adams (deceased), June 18, 1948. Children: Noreen (Mistress Stephen Astin), Elaine (Mistress Stanley Taylor), John, Mary Lee (Mistress Paul Jackson), James, Jean (Mistress Clay Cundick), Howard Curtis Junior.