Bachelor, Northwest Missouri State University, 1949; postgraduate, U. Kansas, 1949-1950; postgraduate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1954-1958; postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1958-1959; postgraduate, University of California, Irvine, 1978-1980.
Superintendent schools, Hurdland (Missouri) Public Schools, 1950-1951; physicist, Civil Aeronautics Administration Technology Development & Evaluation Center, Indianapolis, 1951; engineer, North America Aviation, Inc., Los Angeles, 1953-1960; head antenna section, Bendix Systems Division, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1960-1962; research specialist, California Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 1962-1963; member technical staff, Rockwell International, Downey, California, 1963-1990; retired, Rockwell International, Downey, California, 1990.
Member of committee Boy Scouts American, Los Angeles, 1955-1959, Chairman of Commission, Ann Arbor, 1961-1962. Numerous offices St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Orange, California, since 1965. Commander United States Navy, World War II, Korea.
Married Ruth Verle Collins, December 21, 1945. Children: Thomas Owen, Patricia Ann, Samuel Allen, Bruce Dean.