Bachelor of Science in Agr, University Missouri, 1936.
Research assistant department agricultural economics, U. Missouri, 1936-1939; secretary-treasurer, Ozark Production Credit Association, Springfield, Missouri, 1939-1942; secretary-treasurer, St. Joseph Production Credit Association (Missouri), 1942-1944; agricultural economist, Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis, 1944-1949; vice president, National Bank Commerce, Memphis, 1949-1952; vice president, Boatmen's National Bank, St. Louis, 1953; manager Memphis branch, Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis, 1954-1959; 1st vice president, Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis, 1960-1966; president, Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis, 1966-1976; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Merchants. National Bank, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1979-1982. Board directors Williams, McIntosh & Associations Inc., Fort Smith.
Member Alpha Gamma Sigma, Gamma Sigma Delta.
Married Loretta Smyth, February 26, 1938. Children: Darryl Robert, Linda Francis Northrip, Marilyn Francis Obermiller.