Butyrylcholinesterase, University Minnesota, 1938. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1960.
1 son, Joel Pickens. Process designer Monsanto Chemical Company, Saint Louis, 1940-1945. Instructor mathematics University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1945-1960, extension division, since 1950. Researcher computer based applied mathematics 3M Company, Saint Paul, 1960-1968.
Information systems planner State of Minnesota, Saint Paul, 1968-1985.
Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Mathematics Association, Sigma Xi.
Married Jessie Ann Pickens, December 27, 1948. 1 child Joel Pickens.