Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1956. Master of Science in Management, University La Verne, 1982. Master of Science in Engineering, California Polytechnic University, 1993.
Service manuals engineer, Lockheed Georgia Company, Marietta, 1960-1961; senior aerodynamicist, Lockheed Georgia Company, Marietta, 1961-1967; lead aerodynamicist, Ling-Temco-Vought, Dallas, 1967-1969; senior design engineer, Lockheed California Company, Burbank, 1969-1973; member technical staff, Rockwell International Space Division, Downey, California, 1973-1974, 77-84; member technical staff, Rockwell International B-1 Division, El Segundo, California, 1975-1977; engineering specialist, Northrop B-2 Division, Pico Rivera, California, since 1984.
1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1956-1960, captain research. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (senior, treasurer Atlanta section, secretary Los Angeles section, vice chairman membership), Royal Aeronautical Society (Great Britain), American Aviation History Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi (scholastic member).
Married Patricia Anne Parker, September 18, 1954 (divorced November 1979). Children: April Diane, Valerie Patrice (deceased). Married Jean Jaffray Penrose-Simmons, April 25, 1981.