Bachelor of Arts Chemistry, University of Virginia, 1950, Master of Science in Organic Chemistry (Philip Francis duPont research fellow 1952-1953), 1953, Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry (duPont postgraduate fellow 1953-1954), 1954.
Research chemist Chemstrand Research Corporation, Decatur, Alabama, 1954-1959, Chemstrand Research Center, Incorporated., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1959-1969. With Monsanto Textiles Company, Pensacola, Florida, 1969, senior group leader, 1969-1980, senior fellow, 1980-1985. Owner Photography by Black, Pensacola, 1971-1992.\r\nFirst lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.
Member of American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi.
Married Marie Christoffersen, September 20, 1945. Children: Linda Bruce Black Willson, John Christoffer.