Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1949. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1954.
Faculty electrical engineering department, Northwestern University, since 1952; professor emeritus, department chairman, Northwestern University, 1969-1972; director, Computer Center, 1962-1965; visiting associate professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1958-1959. Visiting professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973-1974, Arizona State University, winter 1984.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member American Association of University Professors, National Academy of Engineering (elected).
Married Mary Ellen Dolvin, December 28, 1948. Children: Rebecca Ellen, Barbara Jean, Margaret Ann, Julie Lynn.