Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Washington, Seattle. Master of Science, University Washington, Seattle. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Mechanics, Stanford University.
Chief aerospace, structures engineer, Hiller Aircraft, Menlo Pk., California, 1949-1964; engineer rotary wing division, Lockheed California Company, Burbank, 1964-1972; chief advanced systems research Air Mobility Research and Development Laboratory, United States Army, Moffett Field, California, 1972-1976; director Research & Technology laboratories, Ames Research Center, United States Army, Moffett Field, California, since 1976. Lecturer Stanford University. Designated engineering representative Federal Aviation Administration.
Lieutenant (junior grade) Air Corps, United States Navy, 1943-1946. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Royal Aeronautical Society, American Helicopter Society (honorary). Member National Academy of Engineering, Swedish Society Aeronautics an Astronauts, Sigma Xi, Elks.
Married Venis Johnson, November 26, 1946. Children: Judith, Jennifer, Richard.