Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1944. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1951.
Power plant design engineer, Curtiss Wright Corporation, Columbus, Ohio., 1946-1947; instructor, research fellow, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1947-1951; supervisor experimental mechanic engineering, General Electric, Cincinnati, 1951-1955; manager controls analysis, development Aircraft Gas Turbine Division, General Electric, Cincinnati, 1955-1959; manager XV5A vertical take-off and landing aircraft program, General Electric, Cincinnati, 1959-1965; manager acoustic engineering Flight Propulsion Division, General Electric, Cincinnati, 1965-1969; manager quiet engine program Flight Propulsion Division, General Electric, Cincinnati, 1969-1971; president, Cincinnati Research Corporation, 1971-1973; vice president, chief operating officer, SDRC International, Cincinnati, 1973-1979; engineering and management consultant, Cincinnati, since 1979.
Lieutenant junior grade United States Naval Reserve, World War World War II. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Masons, Sigma Xi (emeritus), Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon.
Married Marjorie Eleanor Stevens, February 17, 1946. Children: Carol M. Morgan Dingledy, William R., Junior.