Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1943. Master of Business Administration, Syracuse University, 1950. Postgraduate, Syracuse University, 1951—1955.
Junior process engineer, General Motors, Syracuse, 1951-1953; production engineer, General Motors, Syracuse, 1954-1958; process control engineer, General Motors, Syracuse, 1958-1959; process engineer, General Motors, Syracuse, 1960-1961; engineer, writer, General Electric, Syracuse, 1961-1963; configuration control engineer, General Electric, Philadelphia, 1969; associate research engineer, Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, 1963-1965; associate, Planning Research Corporation, Huntsville, 1965-1967; principal engineer, Brown Engineering Company subsidiary Teledyne Company, Huntsville, 1967-1969; mechanic designer, Drever Company, Beth Ayres, Pennsylvania, 1970-1971; civil engineer, United States Army Corps Engineers, Mobile, Alabama, 1971-1974; civil engineer, United States Army Corps Engineers, Galveston, Texas, since 1974.
Lector, lay minister Roman Catholic Church Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1950. Member American Institute Industrial Engineers (past vice president Syracuse and Huntsville chapters), Texas Society Professional Engineers (director Galveston County chapter 1976-1979, secretary-treasurer 1979-1980, vice president 1980-1981, president 1982-1983), American Legion, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Tau, Alpha Chi Sigma, Chi Eta Sigma.
Married Dorothy Fuller Otis, June 21, 1958. Children: Mary Eileen Dawn, John Leon.