Graduate, Collegiate School, New York City, 1937; Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1941; graduate, Air War College, 1959.
Enlisted, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1941; translations, United States Army Air Force, 1943; advanced through grades to general, United States Air Force, 1973; served as pilot, European Theatre of Operations, World World War II; served as pilot, Korea vice commander, 7th Air Force, Vietnam, 1969-1970; deputy chief staff personnel, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, 1970-1973; commander, TAC Air Command, Langley, Virginia, 1973-1978; retired, 1978; president, Fairchild Republic Company, Farmingdale, New York, 1978-1981; chairman, Fairchild Republic Company, Farmingdale, New York, 1982; retired, Fairchild Republic Company, Farmingdale, New York, 1982.
Married Elizabeth Harriman (deceased). Married Lamana M. Kelly, July 19, 1958. Children: Kelly Lee, Thomas Fries, Roland Cahill, Mary Lucinda.