Bachelor of Science in Geology, U. Washington, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1959.
Geologist, United States Geological Survey, Boston, 1950-1954; geologist, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Olancha, California, 1956-1957; assistant professor, U. Georgia, Athens, 1957-1961; church geologist, Georgia Marble Company, Atlanta, 1961-1967; manager mineral resources, Georgia Marble Company, Atlanta, 1987-1989; professor geology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1967-1987; professor emeritus, Georgia State University, Atlanta, since 1987. Consultant Georgia Marble Company, Kennesaw, since 1989.
With United States Army, 1943-1945. Fellow Geological Society American. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Mining, Metalurgy and Exploration.
Married Martha Ann Thompson, June 18, 1960. Children: John Robert, Joseph Patrick.