Bachelor of Architectural Engineering cum laude, University Detroit, 1943. Master of Civil Engineering, Yale University, 1944. Doctor of Engineering, Yale University, 1951.
Assistant professor сivil engineering, Yale University, New Haven, 1948-1953; professor, U. Delaware, Newark, 1953-1958; department chairman сivil engineering, U. Delaware, Newark, 1953-1958; department chairman сivil engineering and engineering mechanics, U. Delaware, Newark, 1957-1958; director highway research program, U. Delaware, Newark, 1953-1958; professor, department chairman сivil engineering, Syracuse (New York) U., 1958-1974; David S. Rutty professor engineering, Syracuse (New York) U., 1974-1991; associate dean for research and graduate affairs College Engineering, Syracuse (New York) U., 1988-1991. Research professor engineering, consultant in field. Board directors Mount St. James Corporation, Syracuse.
Chairman planning board Town of Onondaga, New York, 1962-1986, chairman zoning commission Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Transportation Research Board, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Alpha Sigma Nu, Chi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Virginia Ann Burns, September 8, 1951. Children: Patricia Annual, Margaret Mary, Maureen Ellen, William Henry II, Elizabeth Ann, Kathleen Ann, John Robert, Nancy Eileen, Virginia Ann, Mary Eileen.