Honorary assistant sergeant-at-arms Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1960. Past board directors National Foundation Ileitis and Colitis, Greenville United Cerebral Palsy, Greenville chapter American Red Cross. Past chairman advisory council Furman University.
President South Carolina Policy Council, Columbia, 1986-1990, now founding chairman, board directors. Board governors Council for National Policy, 1984-1994. Past trustee Greenville Symphony, 1985-1993, Institute Research on Economics of Taxation, 1983-1990.
Trustee Christ Church Episcopalian School, 1970-1972, Coker College, 1975-1981, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, since 1983, Heritage Foundation, since 1985, Free Congress Research and Education Foundation, Washington, 1987-1996. Member board governors Foundation Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, International Policy Forum, Washington, 1984-1990. Board directors, member executive committee Peace Center for Performing Arts, Greenville.
Founding chairman, board directors State Policy Network, Fort Wayne, Indiana. President Charity Ball Board, Rose Ball, Greenville, South Carolina, 1996. Member National Association Home Builders (international housing committee), Greenville Home Builders Association (vice president 1962-1963), National Lumber Building Material Dealers Association, Carolina Building Material Dealers Association (president 1965-1966), Greenville Building Materials Association (president), Montana Pelerin Society, Greenville Chamber of Commerce (director 1967-1970, president 1970), Players Club (president 1951), Sertoma Club (president local club 1960-1961, distinguished service award 1959, superior leaderhsip award 1961), Poinsett Club, Commerce Club.