Bachelor, Augustana College, 1957.
Division manager Josten's, Inc., 1961-1972. Executive vice president Graphic Sales of America, Memphis, 1972, president, 1973-1982. Member 98th-103rd Congresses from 7th Tennessee district, Washington, 1983-1994.
Governor State of Tennessee, Nashville, 1995—2003. Co-founder, principal Sundquist Anthony LLC, Washington. Vice chairman board Bank of Germantown, Tennessee.
Past member White House Commission Presidential Scholars. Past chairman Jobs for High School Graduates of Memphis. Chairman Congressional Steering Committee George Bush for President, 1988, 92.
National campaign manager Howard Baker for President, 1979. Director committee operations, alternate delegate Republican National Convention, 1980. Chairman Shelby County Republican Party, 1975-1977.
Alternate delegate Republican National Convention, 1976. Executive committee Republican National Committee, 1971-1973. National chairman Young Republican National Federation, 1971-1973.
Secretary Bedford County Election Commission, 1968-1970. Chairman Tennessee Young Republican Federation, 1969-1970. Director Mid-South Coliseum, American Council Young Political Leaders, 1972-1974, United States Youth Council, 1972-1975.
Board governors Charles Edison Memorial Youth Fund. National advisory board Distributive Education Clubs American. Member United States delegate study tour, People's Republic of China, 1978, study tour, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1975.
Served with United States Navy, 1957-1959. Member Kiwanis.
Married Martha Swanson, October 3, 1959. Children: Tania, Andrea, Donald Kenneth.