Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1942. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 1947.
Aerodynamicist, Kaiser Fleetwings Inc., Bristol, Pennsylvania, 1943-1944; aerodynamicist, McDonnell Aircraft Inc., St. Louis, 1947-1962; project engineer aircraft division, Hughes Tool Company, Culver City, California, 1962-1968; chief design integration, Gates Learjet Corporation, Torrance, California, 1968-1971; preliminary design manager, Bell Helicopter Company, Fort Worth, Texas, 1971-1973; manager advanced composites, advanced rotors, Hughes Helicopters, Inc., Culver City, California, 1973-1984; design chief engineer, Molecular Delivery Corporation research and engineering fellow, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Sys., Mesa, Arizona, 1984-1999; retired, 1999.
With United States Army, 1944-1946. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Helicopter Society (vice president, program director 1959-1969).
Married Elizabeth J. Frantz, July 5, 1952. 1 child, Martha A.