Student, Texas College Mines, 1945. Student, LeTourneau Technology, 1950. Student, Lamar College, 1953.
Student, Lee College, 1965. Student, University Houston, 1979.
Instrument technician Texas City Refining Inc. (Texas), 1953-1963; instrument and electronics instructor Lee College, 1963-1966. Instrument supervisor Technology Maintenance, Inc., Pasadena, Texas, 1963-1967, independent consultant Houston area, 1967-1968, Diamond-Shamrock, Tenneco, United States Industrial Chemicals, Olin Corporation, Houston area, 1967-1968.
Instrument technical department head San Jacinto College, 1966-1968. Regional systems manager Robertshaw Controls Company, Houston and Anaheim, California, 1968-1970. Independent consultant Olin Corp.and Pasadena Indiana School District, 1970-1972.
Manager training sales Tex-A-Mation Engineering, La Porte, Texas, 1971-1972. Independent consultant Forney Engineering, Dallas, also J.E. Sirrine Company Houston, 1972. Instrument designer Stubbs, Overbeck & Associates.
Assigned to Celanese Chm. Company, Bishop, Texas, 1972. Instrument design supervisor S.I.P., Inc., Houston, 1972.
Assigned to Shell Chemical Company, 1972-1974. Senior instrument engineer, design supervisor Tellepsen Petro-Chemical Construction Company, 1974-1979. Principal Thorne Consultant Service, since 1979.
Member Texas Senate Committee for Technology and Vocational, 1971-1975. Texas representative for instrumentation Department of Health Conference, Los Alamos, 1967.
Served with Army of the United States, 1946, 50-53. With United States Army Air Force, 1946-1949. Member Instrument Society of America (education director Houston section 1972-1974), American Society Engineering Technicians, International Platform Association, National Society Professional Engineers, Masons.
Married Patricia McBride, February 12, 1949. Children: John Thomas, Ernest E., Alida Diane, Jerry Allen.