Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics summa cum laude, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1939. Doctor of Science (honorary), Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1960.
Research engineer, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, 1939-1943;
consultant, Navy Department, Washington, 1946-1950;
head science and engineering department, Ednl. Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1948-1950;
reactor engineer, Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, 1950-1953;
director customer relations atomic energy division, Babcock & Wilcox Company. New York City, 1953-1955;
assistant manager atomic energy division, Babcock & Wilcox Company, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1955-1962;
manager atomic energy division, Babcock & Wilcox Company, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1962-1965;
general manager Washington operations, Babcock & Wilcox Company, 1965-1968;
regional vice president, Gulf General Atomic Company, Washington, 1968-1969;
group vice president, Gulf General Atomic Company, LaJolla, California, 1969-1970;
president, director subsidiary, Gulf General Atomic Company, LaJolla, California, 1970-1974;
president, Power Systems Company, General Atomic Partnership, LaJolla, California, 1974-1975;
senior vice-president, director, president subsidiary, Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, Boston, 1975-1992;
private consultant, Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, Boston, since 1992.
Founding director Center Fidelity Banks, Inc., Richmond, Virginia. Founding gov.Nat. Materials Property Data Network, Inc., Philadelphia. Chairman advising committee isotopes and radiation development and four other advisory committees Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, 1957-1970.
Chairman committees, company representative Atomic Industrial Forum (now United States Nuclear Energy Institute), Washington, since 1953. Member of New York State Advisory Committee on Atomic Energy, 1956-1959, Virginia State Advisory Committee on Nuclear Energy, 1959-1968;vice chairman management committee National Environmental Studies Project, Washington, 1974-1989. Director, vice president, president, chairman boards and committees, trustee International Fund, American National Standards Institute, New York City, since 1957.
Vice chairman International Organization for Standardization-9000 Registration Committee. Director, chairman Fusion Power Associations, Gaithersburg, Maryland., since 1981. Chairman United States Fusion Industry Council, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Industry Council, since 1994.
Chairman of Commission on energy-related atmospheric pollution World Energy Conference, London, 1984-1990, North America coordinator globalenergy study, 1989-1993. Director, Chairman of Commission on protection of environmental United States Energy Association, Washington, since 1981. Member fusion advisory panel United States House Representatives, Washington, 1979-1987.
Charter member magnetic fusion advising committee unites states department Energy, Washington, 1982-1984, chairman international research and devel.panel, chairman civilian nuclear power panel, vice chairman, chairman energy research advisory board, 1984-1990. Member of advisory board Secretary of Energy, 1990-1993, fusion energy advising committee, since 1994. Advisor Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburgh, 1971-1973, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1980-1983, University of California San Diego, 1974-1982.
Visiting and sustaining fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1971-1990. Chairman business administration advisory board U. San Diego, 1972-1975. Chairman engnring. advisory com.Lafayette College, since 1988.
Trustee, chairman Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1963-1992. Trustee Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, since 1962, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1966-1970. Board directors Virginia Polytechnic Institute Educational Foundation, Blacksburg, 1968-1980.
Member University California President's Council on the National Laboratories, 1993-1999. Chairman Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reactor Committee, since 1995. Member Senior Review Group, Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, 1994-1999.
Member Virginia Advisory Board on Industrial Development and Planning, Richmond, 1962-1972. Board directors Virginia Engineering Foundation, Charlottesville, 1962-1965. Trustee Seven Hills School, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1960-1965.
Director Harvard University Center for Blood Research, 1992-1999. Member Mayor's Committee on Energy, San Diego, 1973-1975. Chairman, member six committees National Research Council, 1976-1996.
Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Nuclear Society (president 1971-1972, vice president 1970-1971, treasurer 1964-1968, chairman committees since 1956, board directors 1956-1974, Distinguished Service award 2006, Leadership award, 2007), American Society Macro-Engineering (president 1985-1988, chancellor since 1988, charter board directors since 1983). Member National Academy of Engineering, International Association Macro-Engineering Societies (founding director since 1987, treasurer since 1989, president 1998-2006), San Diego Hall Science (life), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Muriel Trayes Souders, July 5, 1941. Children: Maureen Lucille, Marcia Millicent.