Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1950.
Assistant professor, American University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1952-1954;
project manager, Aramco, The Hague and Saudi Arabia, 1954-1956;
director construction and development, International College, Beirut, New York City, 1956-1958;
international manager, Bechtel Company. New York City, 1958-1964;
vice president, Rockresorts Company. New York City, 1964-1971;
president, chief Executive officer, George A. Fuller Company.
New York City, from 1971; corporation vice president, Northrop Corporation, New York City, from 1971; president, chief Executive officer, Rust Engineering Company, Birmingham, Alabama, 1976-1981; president, chief Executive officer, Kellogg Rust Inc., Houston, 1981-1985; chairman, chief Executive officer, director, Kellogg Rust Inc., Houston, 1985-1986; president, chief Executive officer, Prime Minister Company, Houston, 1986; assistant secretary, unites states department of Army, Washington, 1987-1990; chairman, Panama Canal Commission, 1989-1990; executive vice president, McDermott International, Washington, since 1990; senior lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993; chairman, Pegasus Cons., Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1996. Adjunct Professor Georgetown University. Board directors I.C.F./Kaiser International.
Board directors Thormatrix, Inc., San Jose, California.
Trustee American University in Cairo. Trustee Wortham Theatre Center, Houston, International College Beirut. Member President's Council, University Alabama.
Member advisory board John E. Gray Institute, Lamar University. Board directors College Football Hall of Fame. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946, PTO. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Rolling Rock Club (Ligoner, Pennsylvania), International Club (Washington), Army-Navy Club (Washington), Georgetown Club (Washington), Sakonnet Country Club (Little Compton, Rhode Island), Cosmos Club, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Nancy Ann Eaton, September 17, 1952. Children: Robert W. Junior, David, Mark, Margaret.