Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1949. Postgraduate, American Academy Judicial Education, 1974. Postgraduate, National Judicial College, 1980.
Postgraduate, National Judicial College, 1988.
Sole practice, 1949—1973. Substitute judge Alexandria (Virginia) Civil and Police Court, 1956—1967. Judge Alexandria Municipal Court, 1967—1970, senior judge, 1970—1973.
Chief judge Alexandria General District Court, since 1973. Member Alexandria City Council, 1953—1955. With United States Army Air Force, 1944-1945.
Member of American Bar Association, Virginia Bar, American Judges Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association.
Married Resa Hutt O'Flaherty, July 15, 1950. Children: D. F. Junior, Susan H., M. Lucelle.