Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, 1948.
Founded paper manufacturing firm which merged with Gibson Greeting Card Company, 1962. President River Oaks Bank and Trust Company, Houston, 1965—1967. Senior vice president Texas Commerce Bank National Association, 1967—1968, executive vice president, 1968—1969, president, 1969—1972, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1972—1980.
President Texas Commerce Bancshares Inc., 1971—1972, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1972—1989. Director, consultant. President Association Reserve City Bankers, 1981.
Honorary member; director International Monetary Conference, 1986—1988. Board directors Burlington Northern Inc., Cox Enterprises Inc., Enterprises Inc., Eli Lilly Company, Proler International Corporation, Mitchell Energy Development Corporation. Captain 8th Air Force United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945.
Chairman council of overseers Jesse H. Jones Graduate School Administration, Rice University.
Married Margaret Janelle McKean, September 20, 1947. Children: Jeffery Benton, Janelle Margaret, Julie McKean.