AB, Berea College, 1949. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1953.
Postgraduate, University Cincinnati, 1964.
Project leader, United States Industrial Chemicals, Cincinnati, 1953-1964; group leader, Stauffer Chemical Company, Weston, Michigan, 1964-1965; research director, Cardinal Chemical Company, Columbia, South Carolina., 1965-1966; executive vice president, Lindau Chemicals Inc., Columbia, 1966-1986; president, Lindau Chemicals Inc., Columbia, since 1986. Director Richland Land Development Company, Columbia.
Fundraiser American Cancer Society, Columbia, 1991. Board directors South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, 1993—1999, since 2000, Palmetto Opera, since 1999. Fellow: American Institute Chemists.
Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society (chair division small chemical business 1993, 1998), Mensa, Sherlock Holmes Society London, Baker St. Irregulars.
Married Myrtle Caroline Tonne, June 10, 1951. Children: Linda Ann, Carol Eileen Robinson Cranford, Timothy John.