Bachelor of Business Administration, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1953. Business and Community Engagement, University Florida, 1959. Postgraduate, University Center Florida, 1975.
Structures engineer, Douglas Aircraft Company, 1959-1963;
structures engineer, McDonnell Douglas Astro, 1963-1989;
ground superintendent equipment, design engineer, McDonnell Douglas Astro, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1974-1978;
stress analyst, McDonnell Douglas Astro, Titusville, Florida, 1982-1989;
structural consultant, analyst, Atlantic Computer Aided Design and Drafting Associations, Titusville, since 1989. Group engineer McDonnell Douglas Astro, Kennedy Space Center, 1963-1974. Section chief stress McDonnell Douglas Missile Sys., Titusville, 1983-1989.
Structural analyst, designer Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1989-1997.
Member Titusville Shoreline Authority, 1965. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1957. Member National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers (computer practices reviewer), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Welding Society, Florida Engineering Society, United States Naval Institute (life), International Society Allied Weight Engrs, National Association Technology Ministers.
Married Joan Elaine Powell, June 12, 1952. Children: Cathy L. Jansen, Richard Allen Junior, Jaylynn P. Cook.