Agent, branch manager Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company, Memphis, New Orleans, field supervisor, Washington, 1941-1947. Manager North Texas department Reliance Life Insurance Company Pittsburgh, Dallas, then superintendent agencies, Pittsburgh, 1947-1951. Vice president Universal Life and Accident Insurance Company, Dallas, 1951-1959.
With Life Insurance Company North America, Texas, 1959. President, director Reliance Life and Accident Insurance Company American, Dallas, 1959-1965. Member English and Greek faculties University Texas, Arlington, since 1966, editor Arlington Quarterly, since 1967.
Guest lecturer Southern Methodist University, University Texas, Arlington. A founder weekly newspaper Hudkins Journal (now Dallas County Journal), 1962. General chairman Dallas County Cancer Crusade, 1954, Dallas County chapter National Kidney Disease Foundation, 1960.
Organizer Greater Dallas Citizens Committee for Old-Time Celebration American Indiana Day, 1961, chairman advisory board, 1961-1967. President Bible class Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas, 1977. Chairman advisory board Operation LIFT, 1962-1965.
President Dads' Club Southern Methodist University, 1963-1964. Executive vice president Dallas American Revolution Bicentennial Corporation, 1975-1976. Chairman Dallas County Republican Executive Committee, 1958-1960.
Co-founder Dallas Charter League, 1961, executive committee, 1961-1965, president, 1965. Board directors Dallas Council on World Affairs, also 1st vice president, chairman executive committee, 1977. Board directors Dallas United Nations Association United States Chartered Life Underwriter.