Student, Texas Tech University, 1941. Student, University Utah, 1944. Bachelor of Science, Southern Methodist University, 1949.
Master of Science, Southern Methodist University, 1956.
Director engineering graduate division, Southern Methodist U., 1960-1967;
department chairman industrial engineering, Southern Methodist U., 1965-1967;
professor, department chairman systems engineering, Southern Methodist U., 1967-1969;
partner, K-G Associations, 1970-1980;
principal, James W. Griffith Inc., Dallas, since 1980. United States expert in daylighting Commission International Eclairage, since 1957. Consultant to government agys. including Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, NAS.
Technical consultant National Fenestration Council, 1984-1987, LBL Windows and Daylighting, 1980-1985. Technical consultant professional development program American Institute of Architects, 1982-1986, instructor, 1982-1986, now consultant. Member AIAFound.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Fellow Illuminating Engineers Society (national president). Member American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, NSPE, Illuminating Engineering Research Institute, Building Environment and Thermal EnvelopeCoun., National Fenestration Rating Council, Building Research Institute (board directors 1965-1967, 73-75), Texas Society Professional Engineers, Society Mayflower Descendants, Sigma Tau, Eta Kappa Nu.
Married Dorothy Louise Cannon., October 17, 1949. Children: Pamela D. (Mistress John Fletcher Freeman), James William.