Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Oklahoma, 1953. Master of Science in Chemistry, University Michigan, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1961.
Instructor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1961-1962. Assistant professor, then associate professor University Pittsburgh, 1962-1974. Professor chemistry Memphis State University, since 1974.
Vice president University Pittsburgh, 1977-1978, president Wayne, New Jersey division, 1978-1980. Group vice president American Cyanamid Co, Wayne, since 1980.
Board directors Memphis Ballet Society, 1978-1983. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1955-1957. Member American Chemical Society (chairman Memphis section 1983).
Married Louise Ann Fonteine, June 30, 1956. Children: James F., Ann V.