Bachelor of Science in Education, Indiana State Teachers College, Pennsylvania, 1941. Master of Letters and History, University Pittsburgh, 1948.
Teacher Brackenridge Junior High School, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1941—1942. Substitute teacher Westinghouse High School, 1946. Teacher Springdale Junior High School, 1946—1947, Clymer High School, Ind County, 1947—1956.
Advisor history and education Pennsylvania Department Public Instruction, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1956—1960. Case worker Indiana County Public Assistance Office, 1964—1977. Retired; With United States Army, 1942-1945.
Major donor to various organizations. Chairman Committee Save John Sutton Hall, Indiana University, Indiana, 1995, Marion Center Bicentennial Committee, 1976. Official historian Indiana County, 2003.
Member of Pennsylvania Canal Society (founder, charter member since 1966), History Genealogical Society Indiana County, Pennsylvania Society New York City, Marion Center Area Lions Club (charter member, president since 1970), Phi Delta Kappa (Outstanding Alumni award 1982).
Married Marcella Helen Manner, June 3, 1945. Children: Grace, Richard, Nancy, Alice.