Bachelor of Laws, University Louisville, 1930. Bachelor of Arts Louisville, 1942. Doctor of Laws, University Louisville, 1950.
Postgraduate, University Kentucky, 1944. Doctor of Laws, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1959.
Practiced law, 1930-1948, 54-64. Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1936-1940. Mayor City of Louisville, 1948-1953.
Member 89th Congress, 3d district of Kentucky, 1965-1967. President Lost Cause Press.
Trustee University Louisville, 1946-1948, secretary, 1947-1948, member board overseers, 1948-1964. Curator Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 1947-1958. Trustee Louisville Free Public Library., 1945-1948.
Board directors Louisville Philharmonic Society, 1947-1948, Louisville Orchestra. Member Society Colonial Wars, Delta Upsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa. Clubs: River Valley, Pendennis, Filson (president 1979-1980) (Louisville).
Century (New York City). Lodges: Masons (Louisville).
Married Nancy Hall Carter, February 27, 1937. Children: Sally (Mistress Robert S. Bird, Junior), Ann, Alexander, Burrel Charles Peaslee, Douglass Charles Ellerbe.