Bachelor, College of Mistretta, Italy, 1946. Master of Arts, College of Castroreale, Italy, 1948. Postgraduate in law, University Messina, 1950.
Juris Doctor, Detroit College Law, 1953. Master of Laws, Southern Methodist University, 1954.
Attorney California Exploration Company, San Francisco, 1957—1958, Tennessee Gas Transmission Company, Houston, 1959—1960, Conoco Incorporated, New York York City, 1960—1965. Counsel, 1965—1972, Stamford, Connecticut, 1972—1974. General attorney, 1974—1977.
Vice president, general counsel Dubai Petroleum Company, United Arab Emirates, since 1977. With United States Army, 1954-1956.
Trustee Jumairah American School, Dubai. Member of American Bar Association (natural resources law section), Maritime Law Association United States.
Married Dorita G. Gonzalez, July 11, 1963. Children: Gabriela V., Patrick A.