Bachelor of Science, California State University, San Jose, 1952. Master of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 1958.
Junior engineer, assistant engineer California Division highways, San Francisco, 1952-1954. Associate engineer, senior supervising, principal engineer California Department Transportation, Sacramento, 1961-1983, chief geotechnology branch, 1972-1979, chief soil mechanics and pavement branch, 1979-1983. Chief Transportation Laboratory, 1983-1989.
Consultant, lecturer in field. Geotechnology engineer consultant, since 1989.
Served with United States Air Force, 1954-1956. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (president Sacramento section, chairman California council 1980-1981). Member Transportation Research Board (chairman embankments and earth slopes committee 1976-1982, chairman soil mechanics section 1982-1988, chairman group 2 council 1988-1991), American Society for Testing and Materials.
Married Mary Ellen Wagner, July 9, 1950. Children: Lynne, Gail, Alison, Ellen. Married Adeline Skog, November 15, 1996.