Engineer of Mines, Colorado School Mines, 1939. Graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1966.
With, Miami Copper Company, 1939-1954; mine superintendent, Miami Copper Company, until 1954; with, Climax Molybdenum Company division AMAX Coal Company, Inc., 1954-1983; president, Climax Molybdenum Company division AMAX Coal Company, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.
Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (50-Year Honorary Membership award 1991), Mining and Metallurgical Society American.
Married Della Price Cole, June 14, 1942. Children: Bruce R., Marilyn J. Distler Bugg, Emily Anne Distler Kraus.