Bachelor of Arts, University Richmond, 1941; Juris Doctor, U. Richmond, 1947; Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Richmond, 1978.
Commonwealth's attorney, Henry County, 1952-1957; member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1958-1991; speaker, Virginia House of Delegates, 1980-1991; practice law, 1947-1991. Board directors Bassett Furniture Industries, Blue Ridge Airport Authority;advisory board directors Dominion Bank. Member Judicial Council District Court Justices Committee, Virginia Code Commission, Executive Committee Southern Legislation Conference, Council of State Govts.
Member Bassett Memorial Library. Board; trustee Jamestown, Yorktown Foundation 1st. Lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945.
Member American Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, Virginia State Bar Association, Martinsville-Henry County Bar Association, Elks, Moose, KP, Lambda Chi Alpha, ODK, Delta Theta Phi.
Married Katherine Apperson Spencer, 1941. Children— Judy Philpott Divers, Albert Lee.