Born at Robinson, IL and grew up in Shreveport, LA; deafened by spinal meningitis at age 11; attended Louisiana State School for the Deaf and graduated Gallaudet College (1939); master's from Louisiana State University. Was first deaf Eagle Scout in LA and one of the first in the country. Headed research work on the uses for protein materials left over from brewing operations at Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO; focused on the production of vitamins and life-saving antibiotics. After 37 years there, retired as Assistant Director of the Yeast Testing Lab. Also very involved in the local deaf community, serving as president of the Missouri Association of the Deaf and president of the Missouri Baptist Association for the Deaf. Married Catherine M. Joell in 1944. Died in St. Louis of congestive heart failure.
Silence of the Spheres, p.163.
15 October 1916-5 January 2001