Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1950; Master of Sciences, University Wisconsin, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1960.
Inspection engineer, Standard Oil Corporation Indiana, Whiting, 1951-1952; project engineer, Consoer Townsend & Associations, Chicago, 1952-1954; instructor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1954-1956; assistant professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1956-1961; associate professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1961-1965; professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1965-1993; distinguished professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1983-1993; distinguished professor emeritus, Iowa State University, Ames, since 1994. Visiting professor University College London, 1975-1976. Consultant World Bank, Washington, Pan American Health Organisation, World Health Organization, U. Sao Paulo.
A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.
Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (secretary Environmental Engineering division 1969-1973, president Iowa section 1966, Hering medal 1968, 70, 83, Norman medal 1980), National Academy of Engineering (life.), American Water Works Association (trustee Water Quality division 1981-1987, chairman 1985, chairman Iowa section 1982, honorary, Publications awards 1962, 80, Division Best Paper awards 1970, 92, 95, Research award 1982, Abel Wolman award 1997), Kiwanis.
Married Donna Jean Haugh, September 2, 1950. Children: Teresa, Richard, Lynne.