Born in Shanghai, China Dec. 15, 1923, spent his first 16 years of life in China.

Graduated from high school in Michigan in 1940 (president of his class), took pre-Med in Takoma Park, MD, then the U.S. Army put him through medical school at Loma Linda University, California.

Graduated in 1947. Got master’s in public health from Harvard University 1956 (was elected by the faculty to the Delta Omega Society).

Served two more years in the army, the first year in Fort Ord, Ca., the 2nd years as American Military Advisor to the Chinese military in Taiwan.

Taught in Loma Linda University as a professor of nutrition for 62 years.

Worked in San Bernardino County Health Dept. where he became head of the department.

Was director of the International Nutrition Research Foundation in Riverside, Ca.

Was on the secretariat of the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense located at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Was Assistant Director of the Department of Health of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Started the Public Health Education Center in Bakersfield, Ca. from funds due to the selling of the San Joaquin Hospital for 30 million dollars.