Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1959.
Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force, 1954, transport pilot, 1955—1975, advanced through grades to major, 1975, retired, 1975. Safety engineer American Mutual Insurance, Atlanta, 1975—1989, Maryland Casualty Company, since 1989.
Member Chattahoochee Plantation Community Association, Marietta, Georgia, 1975—1988. Chancel choir Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, since 1985. Member of American Society Safety Engineers (president Georgia chapter since 1985), Systems Safety Society, Theta Xi.
Married Ada Carolyn Thompson, June 9, 1956. Children: Robert Ellison, John Thompson, Vincie Caroline.