Marian Institute and Washburn University of Topeka (Bachelor of Arts, 1941). George Washington University (Bachelor of Laws, 1946). Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Board of Editors, George Washington University Law Review, 1945-1946.
Worked at Knight, Wilkerson & Parrish (Tulsa, Oklahoma) specializing in Insurance Defense Law, Medical-Legal Malpractice Law. Admitted to the bar, 1946, Oklahoma. Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Board of Editors, George Washington University Law Review, 1945-1946.
Member: Tulsa County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations.
International Association of Insurance Counsel. American Board of Trial Advocacy.
President Tulsa Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1948-1949. Board directors Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, 1949-1950. Charter member board Tulsa Livestock and Fair.
President Oklahoma Cutting Horse Association, 1966. Executive committee National Cutting Horse Association, since 1965. President Palomino Association, 1964.
Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946. Member American, Oklahoma, Tulsa bar associations, International Association Institute Attorneys.
Son of Earl M. and Minnie Belle (Bishop) K. Divorced; children-Grover Earl, Alfred Bishop, Dane S., Dannelle, Mary Beth, James P. Married Margaret Knight.