Student, Northwest Nazarene University, 1948. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Oregon State University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry, University Washington, 1957.
Chemist, Dow Chemical Company, Pittsburg, California, 1951-1953; research chemist, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan and Walnut Creek, California, 1957-1958, 1958-1973; research chemist, E.I DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington, Delaware, 1955; senior research chemist, Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, Washington, 1973-1984; also consultant, Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, Washington, since 1984; manager media system development, Optical Data, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, 1984-1989; chief scientist, Precision Interconnect, Portland, Oregon, since 1989. Consultant World Health Organization, Geneva, 1978-1985, Principal Investigator Medical, Portland, since 1991.
Committee chairman Concord, California council Boy Scouts American, 1969-1972. Secretary Tri-Cities Nuclear Council, Richland, Washington, 1984. Member American Chemical Society (chairman Richland section 1982), Society Plastic Engineers, Sigma Xi.
Married Vesta Lorraine Franz, November 4, 1955. Children: Rebecca, Beverly, Michael.