Party affiliation: Democrat
Partner firm Preston & Davis, Charleston, 1953-1965, Spilman, Thomas, Battle & Klostermeyer, Charleston, 1965-1986. Of counsel Campbell, Woods, Bagley, Emerson McNeer & Herndon, from 1987. Member West Virginia House of Delegates, 1961-1962, West Virginia Senate, 1963-1966.
President Dingess-Rum Properties, Inc.
Honorary trustee Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Served with United States Air Force, 1953-1955. Fellow American Bar Association (life). Member American Law Institute (life), American Judicature Society (director 1978-1981), West Virginia Judicial Council (chairman 1973-1981), West Virginia Bar Association (president 1985-1986), Kanawha County Bar Association, National Council Coal Lessors (chairman since 1980), West Virginia Manufacturers Association (chairman 1973-1975, honorary director).
Born October 9, 1928