Student, Purdue University, 1959. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1962.
Patent lawyer Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, 1960-1965. Senior patent lawyer Ball Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, 1965-1972. Sole practice, 1972-1974.
Partner O'Rourke & Harris, 1974-1981. President Scientech, Inc., since 1981, also board directors. Board directors Ingalls Engineering, Longmont, Colorado.
Member American Bar Association, American Patent Law Association.
Married Glenda Carol Weigum, July 24, 1964. Children: John Edward, Alix Carey.