Bachelor, Rice University, 1955. Bachelor of Science, Rice University, 1956. Master of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1961.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1963. Juris Doctor, University Houston, 1972.
Senior engineer, Westinghouse, Pittsburgh, 1956-1963;
professor, Rice U., Houston, 1963-1989;
private practice, Houston, since 1963. Administrative judge The United States of America Nuc. Regulatory Commission, Washington, 1971-1980.
Chairman advising committee Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, 1975-1980.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ).
Married Jan Nonvell, June 2, 1956. Children: David Venn, Elizabeth Leeds Hanks.