Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1946. Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University Michigan, 1947.
Supervisor engineering IIT Research Institute, Chicago, 1947—1953. Consultant Caywood-Schiller, 1953—1954. Supervisor engineering American Machine and Foundry, 1954—1957.
Vice president engineering OEA, Inc., Des Plaines, 1957—1976. President Scot, Inc., Downers Grove, from 1976. Instructor Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago., 1949—1952.
Director Scot, Inc., Chicago, from 1976. Served to ensign United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1947.
Active member Active Boy Scouts American, Deerfield, Illinois, 1961—1980. Member of American Defense Prepardness Society, Survival and Flight Equipment Society, American Institute Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Doris A. E. Nelson, January 3, 2026. Children: Linda, Elaine E., David R., Steven J., Mark R., Christine A.