Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1947. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1953.
Junior engineer Southern Railway System, 1947. Research assistant University Illinois, Urbana, 1947-1949, research associate, 1951-1952, assistant professor civil engring, 1952-1957, associate professor, 1957-1960, professor, 1960-1991, professor emeritus, from 1991. Consultant on structural problems various industrial and government agencies.
Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, American Railway Engineering Association, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Welding Society, American Society Metals, Society Experimental Stress Analysis, Scabbard and Blade, Sigma Xi, Chi Epsilon, Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi. Clubs: Knights of Columbus.
Married Mary Katherine Davenport, April 11, 1953. Children: Cynthia Marie, James Duncan, Michael John, Catherine Ann, John Charles, Gregory Edward.