Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1941; Master of Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1972.
From industrial engineer to industrial engineering manager, TRW, Inc., Cleveland, 1941-1961; special assistant, Atomics International, Chatsworth, California, 1961-1965; branch chief, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, Huntington Beach, California, 1966-1974; senior manager, McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company, Huntington Beach, California, 1983-1993; president, Kraus and DuVall, Inc., Santa Ana, California, 1975-1983; retired, 1993. Consultant Technology Associations Southern California, Santa Ana, 1974-1975.
Secretary Massachusetts Institute of Technology Class 1941, since 2008. Member National Defense Industries Association (formally American Defense Preparedness Association, life, chairman technical division 1954-1957), National Society Professional Engineers (life), Oasis Sailing Club (commodore 1996-2002, staff commodore, since 2002, director since 1996, treasurer, since 2009), Friends of Oasis (director since 1999, treasurer 2000-2002, 2004-2007, chairman by-laws committee, 2006-2008, New Building Committee, 2007-2009, secretary, since 2009), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Club Southern California, Newport Beach Yacht Club.
Married Janice Edna Utter, June 21, 1947 (deceased February 1981). Children: Melinda Jean Kraus Peters, Kim Kohl Kraus. Married Jean Curtis, August 27, 1983 (deceased October 2007).