Bachelor of Science in television Engineering, American television Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1949.
Chief engineer Wappler, Incorporated, New York York City, 1949—1950. Senior engineer Loral Electronics, Bronx, 1951—1952. Vice president, chief engineer Transitron, Incorporated, New York York City, 1952—1956.
Staff engineer, manager equipment design division Sanders Associates, Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, 1956—1957, manager electronic design department, equipment design division, 1957—1958, divisn manager, chief engineer equipment design, 1958—1970, manager flexprint division Manchester, 1970—1971, chief engineer Electro-optics division, 1971—1973, engineering fellow, 1974—1987, consultant, 1987—1990. Founder, president R.H. Baer Consultants, since 1975. Consultant Marvin Glass & Associates, Chicago, 1975—1982.
Service with military intelligence United States Army, 1943-1946, London.
Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior life, Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics award 2008).
Married Dena Whinston, 1952. Children: James Whinston, Mark Whinston, Nancy Doris.