Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Michigan State University, 1914; Doctor of Science in Engineering (honorary), Wayne State University, 1958.
Surveyor, engineer, construction engineer, Fargo Engineering Company, Consumers Power Company and associated companies, Jackson, 1914-1923;
electrical engineer charge station and transmission line engineering, Commonwealth Power Corporation Michigan and successors, 1924-1931;
supervising engineer charge electrical engineering northern division, Commonwealth & Southern Corporation New York, 1932-1936;
in charge engineering, Commonwealth & Southern Corporation New York, 1936-1949;
vice president, board directors, Commonwealth Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc. New York, 1949-1961;
director engineering, Commonwealth Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc. New York, 1958-1961;
president, board directors, Commonwealth Associations, Inc., Jackson, 1949-1958;
chief engineer, Commonwealth Associations, Inc., Jackson, 1958-1961;
board directors, Commonwealth Associations, Inc., Jackson, 1958-1960;
president, board directors, Commonwealth buildings, Inc., Jackson, 1955-1961;
private practice, from 1962.
President, board directors Waupakisco Realty Company, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1937-1943;vice president, board directors Miller Plating Corporation, Jackson, 1963-1969. Member International Conference Large Elec. High Tension Systems.
Technical adviser United States national committee International Electrotech. Commission, 1955-1970, delegate technical committees, 1955-1958;member Michigan Board Registration Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, 1943-1950, chairman, 1950.
Vice president Michigan Council Churches and Religious Education, 1949. Trustee Olivet (Michigan) College, 1943-1950, Adrain (Michigan) College, 1956-1959. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (president 1959-1960, Edison and John Fritz medal committees 1960-1963).
Member American Society for Testing and Materials (chairman committee electrical conductors 1938-1950, administrative committee standards 1953-1960, honorary 1962), United States of America Standards Institute (board directors 1956-1963, electrical and electronics standards board 1952-1970, Howard Coonley medal 1960), National Society of Professional Engineers, Michigan Societies Professional Engineers (board directors 1950-1953), Michigan Engineering Society (president 1944-1945, honorary), American Forestry Association, American Institute Consultant Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi, Eta kappa Nu, Pi Tau Sigma.
Married Marie D. Dinius, October 12, 1915. Children: James Harold, Barbara Marie (Mistress Joseph A. Crain).