Biosystems Engineering, University of Michigan, 1937; Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1939.
Associate, Harness Dickey & Pierce, Detroit, 1939-1951; partner, Harness Dickey & Pierce, Detroit and Birmingham, Michigan, 1951-1984; of counsel, Harness Dickey & Pierce, Birmingham, 1984-1992.
Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Michigan State Bar Association, Michigan Patent Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Married Harriet Victoria Wilson, December 2, 1939. Children: Thomas Leroy, Jack Erwin, Sue Jeannette Boynton Abbott.