Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Missouri, 1953; Master of Sciences, University Missouri, 1955.
Structural engineer, Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, 1953; research engineer, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1953-1956; construction engineering, Smith & Gillespie (engineers), Jacksonville, Florida, 1956-1960; with, Booker Associations, Inc., St. Louis, since 1961; executive vice president, then president, Booker Associations Inc., St. Louis, 1968-1980; Chairman of the Board, president, Booker Associations Inc., St. Louis, 1977-1980; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Booker Associations Inc., St. Louis, 1980-1990; Chairman of the Board emeritus, since 1990; also advisory director, Booker Associations Inc., St. Louis. Past chairman advisory county College Engineering, University Missouri, Columbia, 1984-1990.
Board directors Downtown St. Louis, 1981-1993, Hawthorn Foundation, since 1983. Trustee Daniel Boone Regional Library., Columbia, Maryland, since 1991. Board directors St. Louis County Library., 1986-1991, vice chairman board, 1987-1991.
Member Missouri Coordinating Board Higher Education, 1978-1982. Member committee on access to engineering education in urban areas University Missouri, 1988. Board governors Northeast Missouri State University, 1990-1993.
Co-chair long range planning steering committee Boone County Commission, since 1993. With United States Marine Corps, 1945-1946, Army of the United States, 1950-1952. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers (joint NSPE/Professional Engineers in Private Practice merit award 1988), American Consultant Engineers Council.
Member National Association Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Missouri Society Professional Engineers (treasurer 1981-1982, vice president 1983-1984, president 1984-1985, Engineer of Year award 1983, Distinguished Service award, 1992), Missouri Planning Association, Consultant Engineers Council Missouri (president 1975-1976), St. Louis Engineers Club (honorary, Merit award 1981, Achievement award 1986), Missouri Alumni Alliance (president 1994), Rotary (honorary, president Skyway Farm Foundation, Inc. 1989, vice president, treasurer St. Louis Club 1991, board directors 1989-1991), others.
Married Eldora Rhodes, December 19, 1954. Children: Robin Edwin, Bradley James.