Party affiliation: Republican
Freelance painting contractor, Elberfeld, Indiana, 1968-1972. Salesman Jim Walter Homes, Henderson, Kentucky, 1972-1973. Purchasing agent Spahr Distributing, Portland, Indiana, 1973-1980.
Owner, operator Applegate Properties, since 1978. Restored and leased empty department store building as history landmark, Portland, 1984-1986. Owner of First Commercial Radio-Tel.
System Jay County, Indiana, since 1985.