Student, University North Carolina, 1959—1960. Student, American University, 1961—1962.
Manager trading department Ryder & Company, Alexandria, Virginia, 1960—1962. Institutional sales executive Eastman Dillon, Union Securities & Company, Washington, 1963—1971. Vice president sales Blyth, Eastman Dillon, 1972—1974.
Chairman board Freeman Distributing Company, Inc., Alexandria, 1973—1974, Tidewater Building & Supply Company, Inc., since 1975. President, owner Freeman Enterprises, Easton, Maryland, 1974—1985, Freeman Interiors, Fredericksburg, since 1979, Freedman Land Company, Fredericksburg, since 1985. President, director Freeman & Kagan, Inc., Realtors, Easton, 1979—1984.
Associate broker William A. Middleton Realtors, since 1985. Vice president Service Distribution Company, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1960—1976. Director Washington-Lee Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1972—1983, chairman, Fredericksburg area advisory board, 1976—1983.
Board directors Historic Easton, Inc., 1975—1979, 1982—1985, Talbot County Young Men’s Christian Association, 1976—1982, Clergy Help, Inc., since 1983, Eastern Shore Youth for Christ, 1980—1982, honorary director, since 1982. Member endowment committee Talbot County Young Men’s Christian Association, 1979—1982. Trustee 1st Baptist Church, Easton, 1975—1983.
Vice president, director Family Ministries, Inc., since 1976. Member Friends of Orchestra, Fredericksburg, since 1985, Kenmore Association, Fredericksburg, since 1985. Vice chairman National Christian Fellowship, Carlsbad, California, since 1986.
Board directors Talbot Dance Association, 1983—1985, vice president, 1984—1985. Member finance committee Talbot County Academy Arts, 1984—1985. Chairman board deacons 1st Baptist Church, 1976—1982.
Member of History Easton, Inc., Maryland Trust History Preservation, National Trust History Preservation, Victorian Society America, Talbot County Chamber of C. (director 1980-1981), Talbot County History Society, Early American Society.
Married Patricia Harrison Tydings, May 2, 1977. 1 stepchild Basil W. Tydings Junior;children from previous marriage: Kimberley Rowe, David Reed.