B Chemical Engineering, University Virginia, 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 1966.
Process development engineer, Virginia Chemicals, Portsmouth, 1958-1963; chemical engineer, supervisor process development, Virginia Chemicals, Portsmouth, 1968-1975; production supervisor, corporation trouble shooter, Virginia Chemicals, Bucks, Alabama, 1975-1982; engineering manager, Velsicol Chemical, Memphis, 1982-1988; technical director, LCP Chemicals, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1988-1991; production manager, Arcadian LP, Wilmington, 1991-1996. Member engineering advisory board Christian Brothers College, Memphis, 1985-1988.
With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member AIChE (chairman of the section 1985-1987).
Married Margaret Brewer, December 24, 1955. Children: Jeffrey B., Todd O., Devany H., Sheldon M.