Bachelor of Arts, Stanford, 1925, Master of Arts, 1927. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1943.
Research physicist Humble Oil & Refining Company, 1929, Farnsworth Television Company, 1930-1933. Private research 1934-1935. Research associate Standford, 1937-1940, 46-—.
Research engineer Sperry Gyroscope Company, 1940-1946. President Varian Associates, manufacturers ultra-high frequency microwave tubes, 1948-1956, Chairman of the Board since 1956.
Fellow Institute Radio Engineers, California Academy Science, American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Sigma Xi. Inventor klystron radio tube for production waves in range of one to a few centimeters.
Married Dorothy Hill, 1947. Children: George Russell, Charles John, Susan Aileen.