Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1942. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946.
Assistant professor civil engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, 1949—1953. Associate professor University Delaware, Newark, 1953—1964, assistant dean College Engineering, 1964—1974, professor, 1974—1987, chairman department engineering, 1984—1987, professor emeritus, since 1988. Consultant engineer E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington, Delaware, since 1980.
Chairman board appeals City of Newark, since 1973. Elder First Presbyterian Church, Newark, since 1958. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (president Delaware chapter 1964, national director 1988-1991), Delaware Academy of Sciences (president 1978), American Concrete Institute, American Society Engineering Education, Blue and Gold Club (board directors), Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon.
Married Mary Lou Kocher, August 1954. Children: Thomas William, Mary Alice.