Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Illinois, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Illinois, 1964.
Patent examiner, United States Patent Office, Washington, 1964-1965; accident report writer, investigator-in-charge, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, 1970-1979; hearing officer, chief engineering division, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, 1979-1985; director Bureau Technology, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, 1985-1995.
With United States Air Force, 1954-1958, pilot Vietnam, 1968-1969, brigadier general Reserve, 1978-1985. Member District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association.
Married Nancy Iris Arrants Quinn, October 31, 1929 (divorced 1961). Children: Susan, Richard, Kevin, Tracy, Lisa, John, Dana.