University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Science, 1940. Bachelor of Laws 1940). Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon.
Attorney Stanolind Oil & Gas Company, Fort Worth, 1940-1941, Oklahoma City, 1947-1952. Partner Walker & Walker, Inc., from 1952. Board directors Westbridge Capital Corporation, Fort Worth.
"What is an Oil Well? What is a Gas Well?," 1963 Proceedings, Southwestern Legal Foundation. "Recent Developments in Pooling and Unitization," 1957 Proceedings, Southwestern Legal Foundation. "A Model Oil and Gas Conservation Law," Tulane Law Review, 1952.
Silver Anniversary All American Football Team, Selected by Sports Illustrated Magazine, Chairman, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Unitization Well Spacing and Pooling, 1962.
Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force, 1941-1947, Africa, South Pacific, Korea and PTO. Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association.
Married Josephine Lucile Brotherton, February 9, 1942. (deceased 1996); children: Russell James, John Powell.