Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, University Southwest, Louisiana, 1951. Student, Texas Christian University.
Engineer Halliburton Company, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1953—1955. Farmer, rancher Lockney, Texas, 1955—1962. Design engineer General Dynamics, Fort Worth, 1962—1973.
President ADAL Corporation, Granbury, since 1975. Senior design engineer General Dynamics, Fort Worth, 1975—1983. Chief engineer Wilson Machine Company, 1983—1987, Defense Technology Corporation, Fort Worth, since 1987.
Member School Board S. Plains, Texas, 1958—1962. Delegate Democratic Party, Floyd County, Texas, 1960. Vice president Granbury Chamber of Commerce, 1974—1976.
Member Metropolitan highways Committee Hood County, Texas, 1973—1976, Parks Board Granbury City, 1975—1980, Planning Board Hood County, 1976—1980, member bicentennial board, 1976—1984. With United States Navy, 1944-1946, 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953.
Member of International Platform Association, Texas Association Nurserymen, American Nurserymen Association, American Management Association.
Married Mary Louise Childress, July 18, 1953. Children: LeRoy, Casey, Michael, Paula, Melody, James.