Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Case Institute of Technology, 1948. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1952.
Instructor, Purdue University, 1948-1952; aero research scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, 1953-1990; retired consultant, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, 1990. Adjunct Professor North Carolina State University 1965-1972.
President chapter American Field Service, 1974. Active Boy Scouts American With United States Army, 1943-1946. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Associate fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Member Sigma Xi.
Married Katherine Helen Irwin, August 4, 1951. Children: William, George, James.