Bachelor of Science, Wake Forest University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Cornell University, 1956.
Associate, then partner, Riddell, Williams, Voorhees, Ivie & Bullitt, Seattle, 1956-1963; president, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Marine Schwabacher, Seattle, 1964-1977; president, chief Executive officer, Northern Commercial Company, Seattle, 1976-1982; private investor, Seattle, 1983-1988; of counsel, Riddell, Williams, Seattle, since 1988. Board directors United States Bank Washington, North Carolina Machinery Company, Alpac Corporation, Dynamote Corporation, Waste Trading International.
Member visiting committee University Washington Law School, Seattle. Trustee Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Seattle, Epiphany Day School, Seattle, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Young Men’s Christian Association, Seattle, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, National Foundation, Seattle, Seattle Day Nursery, Seattle Public Library. Foundation, Museum History and Industry, United States Public Lands Advisory Council, 1985-1988.
President, trustee Lakeside School Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Coast Guard, 1952-1954, Korea. Fellow World Affairs Council, Aspen Institute. Member American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle-King County Bar Association, Rainier Club, University Club, Seattle Tennis Club, 487 Club, Vashon Island Golf and Country Club.
Married Katharine Rose Alexander, September 5, 1955. Children: William A., Davis, Peter.