Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, 1941. Master of Science, Clemson University, 1952. Graduate, Institute Materials Handling Technologies, Northwestern University, 1969.
Graduate, Materials Handling Institute, Purdue University, 1972.
Assistant professor industrial engineering, Clemson U., South Carolina., 1941-1956; associate professor industrial engineering, Clemson U., South Carolina., 1956-1960; professor, Clemson U., South Carolina., 1960-1984; professor emeritus, Clemson U., South Carolina., since 1984. Research engineer Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, part-time, Lockheed-Georgia Company, part-time, 1955-1959.
Board of directors Foundry Education Foundation, Cleveland. Member American Welding Society (Meritorious award 1964, Adams Memorial membershipaward 1965), American Society Metals, American Foundrymen's Society.
Married Sarah Crenshaw, January 11, 1942. Children— James F., Dorothy C. Couch Stafford.