Southeastern State College. University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Laws, 1937). Chairman, War Veterans Commission of Oklahoma, 1949-1951.
Member, Board of Review, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, 1951-1958. District Judge, 19th District of Oklahoma, 1965-1975.
Assistant county attorney, Durant, Oklahoma, 1939—1942. County attorney, 1942—1943. Private practice, 1946—1965.
District judge Bryan County, Oklahoma, 1965—1975. Teacher business law Southern Oklahoma State University, 1970—1973. Private practice Durant, from 1975.
Member War Vets Commission, Oklahoma, 1949—1951. Member board review Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, 1951—1959. Member Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission, 1983—1989, Court on Judiciary Appeal Division, 1993—1994, Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission, from 1995.
Maj & sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946.
Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Bar Association, American Legion, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (charter member), American Judicature Society, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Oklahoma Bar Association (board governors 1990-1992), Elks.
Married Mary Jane Bass, April 8, 1938. 1 child Jill McPheron Wigington.