Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics Engineering magna cum laude, St. Louis University, 1955. Postgrad, Ohio State University-Dayton, 1958—1961.
Instructor Parks College, St. Louis, 1955. Aeronautical engineer Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas, 1956. Aerospace engineer United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, 1956—1964, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, 1964—1971.
General engineer Department Transportation, 1971—1976. Supervisor general engineer Federal R.R. Administration, 1976—1986. Director research and development, since 1986.
Served as 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1956-1958.
Member of American Railway Engineering Association, Pi Mu Epsilon.
Married Joan Marilyn Brown, October 18, 1952. Children: Michael Scott, Michele Anne Krick Ballou.