1926 – Born on the 9th of January in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1947-1954 – Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served with the United States Navy.
1955 – He received a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
1968 – He served with NASA as Associate Administrator, Office of Advanced Research and Technology.
1969-1973 – He was Under Secretary of Transportation.
1974 – Went to Summa Corp. in Los Angeles, California, as Managing Director, Operations and joined General Dynamics.
1981-1985 – Became the Administrator of NASA.