Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1949; Master of Science, Louisiana State University, 1955.
Electrical engineer, Westinghouse Electric Company, Pittsburgh, 1950-1951; electrical engineer, Esso Standard Oil Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1951-1954, 55-60; instructor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1954-1955; sales engineer, Gregory Salisbury Company, Baton Rouge, 1960-1964; electrical group leader, Ethyl Corporation, Baton Rouge, 1965-1975; president, Forte & Tablada Inc., Baton Rouge, since 1975.
With United States Army, 1945-1947. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior, chairman Baton Rouge section 1963).
Married Sue Marye Rodriguez, July 20, 1950 (divorced). Children: Cynthia, Lee, Diana, Quin, Liann. Married Ann Marie Reeves, May 25, 1969.