Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1945. Doctor of Medicine, Western Reserve University, 1949. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Gannon College, 1972.
Senior investigator, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland., 1952-1958; deputy director, National Cancer Institute, 1968-1969; consultant, National Cancer Institute, 1961-1968, 74—; acting chief medicine, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California, 1958-1959; assistant professor medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1959-1962; associate professor, University of Southern California, 1962-1966; professor, University of Southern California, 1967-1968; Surgeon General of the United States, Washington, 1969-1973; director, Comprehensive Cancer Center Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1973-1974; professor medicine, University of California, Irvine, 1974-1976; dean, School Medicine, Medical College Virginia, Richmond, 1976-1983; president, Medical College Georgia, Augusta, 1983-1987. Consultant, chairman ad hoc commission on research and smoking American Cancer Society.
Chairman Young Men’s Christian Association Physical Fitness and Health National Policy Board Served with United States Public Health Service, 1952-1958, 69-73. Fellow American College of Physicians, Royal Society Health (honorary). Member American Society Clinical Oncology (president 1970), American Association Cancer Research, Society Nuclear Medicine, American Society Hematology.
Married Mildred Stokes, July 12, 1953. Children– Mary Beth, Katherine Jody, Frances Susan.