Engaged in aerospace and electronics industry, 1951—1971. With Indianapolis Department Metropolitan Development, 1971—1973. Building Commissioner, Carmel, 1973—1976, mayor, 1976—1982.
Field quality engineer Federal Maritime Commission Ordnance Plant, San Jose, California, from 1982. President Indiana Heartland Coordinating Commission. Vice chairman policy committee Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council.
Member of N. Center Mayors Roundtable Association, Indiana Association Cities and Towns, Kiwanis Lodge, Shriners Lodge, Masons Lodge, Rotary Lodge.
Married Phyllis Elaine Risinger, August 1, 1941. Children: Harriet Diane Pickett Stover, William Joe.