Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Princeton University, 1952. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Cornell University, 1953.
Aero. engineer, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company, San Diego, 1953-1954; design specialist Conair division, General Dynamics, San Diego, 1954-1961; chief aeroballistics astronautics division, General Dynamics, San Diego, 1961-1965; chief aero mechanics aerospace division, General Dynamics, San Diego, 1965-1979; senior engineering specialist Convair division, General Dynamics, San Diego, since 1979. Consultant contributor space shuttle technical steering group National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1974-1980.
Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member National Management Association, Sigma Xi.
Married Gloria Faith Cerrato, June 21, 1952. Children: Raymond Robert II, Robert Alan, James Dwight.