Student, Drake University, 1950.
Various positions to senior finance officer, General United Insurance Company, Des Moines, 1949-1972; chairman, president, treasurer, Statesman Life Insurance Company, Des Moines, 1964-1976; chairman, executive vice president, treasurer, Vulcan Life Insurance Company, Des Moines, since 1976; chairman of the executive committee, Vulcan Life Insurance Company, Birmingham, Alabama president, Chief Executive Officer, Statesman Group Inc., Des Moines, since 1976; president, American Life Holding Company Inc., Des Moines, since 1990; also chairman, American Life and Casualty Insurance Company. Visiting Adjunct Professor U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1980.
Member Des Moines Club, Wakonda Club, Metropolitan Club (Des Moines), Vestavia Club (Birmingham), Shriners.
Married Barbara Lee Nelson, February 28, 1954. Children: Cynthia Lee, Jeff David, Jonine.