Bachelor of Science, University Texas, Austin, 1943. Master of Arts, University Texas, Austin, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, Austin, 1949.
DDiv (honorary), Oklahoma Christian University, 2003.
With Conoco Inc., various locations, 1949-1983, assistant to vice president technical New York City, 1970-1972, vice president coal research Conoco Coal Development Company subsidiary Pittsburgh, 1972-1983. President Eastern European Mission and Bible Foundation, Houston, 1983-1998, president emeritus, since 1999.
Member Ponca City (Oklahoma) School Board, 1965-1967. Trustee Oklahoma Christian University, 1968^. Board directors American Christmas Village, 2003^.
Served with United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member American Chemical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi.
Married Jean Elizabeth Jung, July 18, 1947. Children: John Byron, James Vernon (deceased), Linda Gail.