Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1954.
With Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc., 1959-1969, vice president, general manager school department, from 1969. President American Book Company, 1969-1974. Director marketing McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York City, 1974-1976.
Founder Pepper, Jones and Martinez Public Company, Inc., Dallas, 1976. President American Health Profiles, Inc., Nashville, 1977-1978. Chairman board Garrard Public Company, Easton, Maryland, from 1979, Fisher Travel Guides Inc.
Member National Textbook Specifications Advisory Board, 1970-1972.
Vice-president Home and School Associations, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, 1970. Member Glen Ridge Board Education, 1971-1975, vice president, 1973. Member New Jersey Advisory Council Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 1972.
Served to captain United States Air Force, 1955-1958. Member Association American Publications, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: Martingham Country.
Married Mina Gary Stebbins, November 21, 1978. Children: Charles Willis, Jeffrey Mackenzie, James Gerald, Amanda Gary.