Physicist who developed a heat sensory method that helped with the production of fiber optics. He was also the representative from Corning, New York for the establishment of international standards in the use of fiber optics in communications.
He served in the Air Force where he received a Distinguished flying cross after attending the University of Missouri where he studied X-Ray crystallography.
He participated in espionage missions during the Cold War as an electronics war officer.
He had three daughters with his wife Virginia L. 'Ginny' Kane.
He was a contemporary of fellow American physicist Shirley Ann Jackson.