Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Kansas, 1947. Aeronautical Engineer, University Kansas, 1957. Master of Science in Aeronautical, California Technology, Pasadena, 1948.
Aerodynamicist, Douglas Aircraft, El Segundo, California, 1948-1950; aerodynamicist, Marquardt Corporation, Van Nuys, California, 1950-1952; chief power plant engineer, American Helicopter, Manhattan Beach, California, 1952-1954; construction engineering, Palos Verdes, California, since 1955.
First lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945, PTO. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers, Palos Verdes Yacht Club (commodore).
Married Norma Jeane Prater, August 25, 1946. Children: Paul R., Bruce P., Justin F., Stephen F.