Degree in Architectural Design, Pratt Institute, 1953.
Designer, Harrison & Abramovitz, Rockefeller Center, New York City, 1955-1958. President Robert Bidwell Associates, Farmingdale, New York, 1958-1968. General manager, director design Bioresearch, Incorporated., Farmingdale, 1968-1980.
Founder, Chairman of the Board Bidwell Vineyards and Winery, Cutchogue, New York Inventor, holder 107 patents.
Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Member Society Plastic Engineers (senior), American Society Metals, Association Advancement Medical Instrumentation, Defense Preparedness Association, Bidwell Family Association, United States Naval Institute, Sons of the American Revolution, Long Island Grape Growers Association, Republican Senatorial Inner Circle(Washington). Member Christian Church.
Married Patricia Murphy, July 1, 1950. Children: Robert Bruce, Kerry Martin, Jane Bidwell Thomassen, James Patrick.