Official NASA biography
PERSONAL DATA: Born August 19, 1935, in Boston, Massachusetts, but considers Lexington, Kentucky,
to be his hometown. His hobbies are chess, flying, gardening, literary criticism, microcomputers,
parachuting, photography, reading, running, scuba diving, and soaring.
EDUCATION: Graduated from St. Mark's School, Southborough, Massachusetts, in 1953; received
a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and statistics from Syracuse University in 1958,
a master of business administration degree in operations analysis and computer programming from
the University of California at Los Angeles in 1959, a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry
from Marietta College in 1960, a doctorate in medicine from Columbia University in 1964, a master
of science in physiology and biophysics from the University of Kentucky in 1966, and a master
of arts in literature from the University of Houston in 1987.
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