Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1938; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1939.
Technology director pilotless aircraft section, Martin Company (division Martin-Marietta Corporation), 1939-1948;
manager electromechanical department, Martin Company (division Martin-Marietta Corporation), 1949-1951;
chief electronics engineer, Martin Company (division Martin-Marietta Corporation), 1952-1955;
director, Research Institute Advanced Studies (division Martin Company), 1955-1962;
director research, Martin Company, 1962-1973;
director research space exploration group, Martin Company, 1964-1973;
project scientist planetary programs, Martin Company, 1966-1973;
vice president, J. R. Nelson & Associates (consultant engineers), 1973-1981;
president, Custom Engineering Inc. (subsidiary), 1975-1982;
project manager, Center for Robotic Systems, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1985-1989. Member Governor's Science Resources Advisory Board.
Chairman science and engineering education committee. Education counselor Baltimore area Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Associate fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Member Maryland Academy of Sciences (science council), United States Chamber of Commerce, Baltimore Association Commerce, Science Industry Development Council.
Married Mary Virginia Priebe, 1946. Children: Deborah, Welcome William, Rebecca, Janet, Heidi, Mary, Gregory.