Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1946.
Junior chemist, Shell Chemical Company, Deer Park, Texas, 1947-1949; process engineer, Wyatt C. Hedrick Engineering Corporation, Houston, 1949-1951; executive technical manager, Fluor Corporation, Houston, London, Irvine, California, 1951-1987; consultant, Bob Bucklin & Associations, Dana Point, California, since 1987. Chemical engineering faculty advisory board State University New Mexico, Los Alamos, 1980-1987;advisory board L. Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, U. Oklahoma, Norman, since 1991.
Deacon, elder, treasurer, president, Community Presbyterian Church, San Juan Capistrano, California, since 1977. Elder Reigate (England) Presbyterian Church, 1973-1976. Deacon, elder, treasurer Trinity Presbyterian Church, Houston, 1951-1970.
Ensign, United States Naval Reserve, 1946-1947. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (emeritus).
Married Mary Frances Atkinson, June 24, 1950. Children: Mark, Ruth Anne, Peggy, Robert Owen, James Francis.