Bachelor of Science, Berry College, 1939. Master of Science, University Alabama, 1972. Doctor of Science, Auburn University, 1972.
Doctor of Laws, Athens State University, 1975.
Technical director Ballistics Missile Agency United States Army Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, 1960—1962, Army Missile Command, 1962—1976. Deputy Commander and technical director United States Army Research and Development Command, 1976—1977. Senior consultant to president Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California, since 1977.
Adjunct professor University Alabama, since 1971, Auburn University, since 1972. With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.
Chairman Manpower Area Planning Council, Huntsville, Alabama, 1968—1974. Member of American Defense Preparedness Association (vice president southern region since 1981), Association United States Army (chairman Tennessee Valley chapter 1971-1972).
Married Helen Blankenship, July 16, 1949. Children: Mark, Nancy, Bonnie, Willy;1 child John Lester.