Bachelor of Science, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina., 1950; Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University School Banking, 1960; graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1965.
With, Chemical Bank, New York City, 1950; with, Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta, 1953-1955; with, C&S/Sovran Corporation (now NationsBank), Atlanta, 1955-1992; chairman, chief Executive officer, C&S/Sovran Corporation (now NationsBank), Atlanta, 1979-1992; director, C&S/Sovran Corporation (now NationsBank), Atlanta, 1986-1992; Chairman of the Board, C&S/Sovran Corporation (now NationsBank), Atlanta, 1992. Board directors Citizens and Southern National Bank, Georgia Power Company.
Board directors, national advisory board and Metro Atlanta advisory board Salvation Army. Trustee Pace Academy, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Member chairman's council Central Atlanta Progress.
Elder Peachtree Presbyterian Church With United States Army, 1951-1953. Member Association Reserve City Bankers (life, past president), Atlanta Chamber Chamber (board directors), Commerce Club of Atlanta (board directors), Piedmont Driving Club.
Married Mary Alice Rustin, November 30, 1957. Children: Charlotte, Bennett, Leila, Katherine.