Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Idaho, 1950. DE in Chemical Engineering, Yale University, 1957.
Research engineer Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1955—1968, process engineer, 1958—1980, associate process consultant, 1980—1988. Retired, 1988; consultant Chem Process Safety, since 1988. Chairman advisory and ad hoc committees Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems, New York City, 1968—1984.
Chairman technical committee Users Group, 1984—1988. Co-inventor ethylcinnamic acid process, 1958. Member advancement committee Chippewa District Boy Scouts American, 1967—1982.
Fellow: American Institute Chemical Engineers (chairman Mid-Michigan section 1971-1972, named Engineer of Year 1978, Professional Progress award 1987). Member: Sigma Xi (chairman Midland branch 1963).
Married Florence Mae Dudginski Huff, February 14, 1953 (divorced 1964). Children: Joan Clarice, Laurence Franklin, James Eli II. Married Janice Ann Helle Huff, November 8, 1967 (divorced 1988).
Children: Kimberly Jean, Randal Martin. Married Patricia Ann Meyerhoeffer Huff, September 17, 1989.