Bachelor of Arts, Centenary College, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Columbia University, 1972.
Vice president, assistant general manager, J.B. Beaird Corporation, Shreveport, 1946-1957;
consultant in oil and investments, Shreveport, 1957-1959;
president, Beaird-Poulan Inc., Shreveport, 1959-1973;
Chairman of the Board, Beaird-Poulan division Emerson Electric Company, 1973-1976;
president, public, Shreveport Journal, since 1976. Director Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 1972-1978, deputy chairman, 1973-1978. Director Winrock Enterprises, Inc., Little Rock.
Adjunct Professor Centenary College, Shreveport, 1969-1995, professor emeritus, board directors.
Member Caddo Parish Police Jury, 1956-1960. Board directors Woodrow Wilson National.Fellowship Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1975-1978 board directors Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier, 1975-1985, chairman, 1979-1980 Served to captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Shreveport Club, Shreveport Country, Demoiselle Club, Cambridge Club, Southern Trace Country.
Married Carolyn Williams, February 6, 1943. Children: Susan, Marjorie, John.