Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1947. Master of Science, 1949.
Rscher in chemical engineering Michigan Highway Department, Lansing, 1947—1949. Process engineer Kimberly Clark, Memphis, 1949—1953. Engineering manager, 1953—1958, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1958—1973.
Vice president manufacturing Coosa Pines, Alabama, 1973—1980. Senior vice president manufacturing, research and engineering Neenah, Wisconsin, 1980—1984. Senior executive Coosa Pines, since 1984.
Sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.
Member of American Institute Chemical Engineers, Relay House (Birmingham, Alabama), Shriners, Masons.
Married Mary Elizabeth Linker, June 28, 1947. Children: David Leonard, John Linker, Steven LeRoy.