Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1938. Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943.
Research associate, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1942-1945; chief metallurgist, Latrobe Steel Company, Pennsylvania, 1947-1958; vice president, technical director, Latrobe Steel Company, 1958-1973; senior vice president, American Iron and Steel Institute, 1973-1980; president, Ferrotechnology, Inc., Maryland., 1980-1986, retired. Member National Research Council, 1967-1970.
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Metals (president 1965-1966, Howe medal 1945, 49). Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute, Metals Society (London), Congressional Country Club (Washington), Rolling Rock Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania).
Married Helen M. Bennett, June 27, 1942. Children– Fred B., Nancy G. (Okonak), Sherrill A. (Kirk), Stewart Gailey.