Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1943; Master of Science, University of Illinois, 1947.
Member of faculty, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1945-1987;
associate professor College Engineering, University Illinois, Urbana, since 1957;
professor, head department general engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1959-1987;
professor emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1987. Geophysical research engineer Illinois Geological Survey, summers 1949-1952. Design and traffic survey engineer Illinois Division highways, summers 1948, 53, 54.
Consultant soil mechanics, since 1955. Member Illinois Advisory Council on Vocational Education, 1969-1972, National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, 1970-1973.
Chairman Champaign County Mass Transit District, 1986-1998, board directors, 1995-1998, chairman board directors, 1992-1995. Past president Champaign County Young Republican Club. Member Champaign County Republican Central Committee.
Member Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 1987-1998, chairman, 1992-1998. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Legion, 40 and 8, Society for History and Technology, Illinois Academy of Sciences, American Society Engineering Education (Arthur Williston award 1971), American Society C.E., American Technology Education Association (trustee 1964-1967, 69-74, president 1967-1968), National Society Professional Engineers, Illinois Society Professional Engineers (president Champaign County chapter 1964-1965, state vice president 1971-1973, president 1974-1975, Illinois award 1983, Distinguished Service award 1986), Champaign County Society Professional Engineers, Newcomen Society North America, Sigma Xi, Scabbard and Blade, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Tau Nu Tau.
Married Joan Gretchen Baker, June 14, 1947. Children: James Lawrence, Janet Lee.