Bachelor cum laude, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, 1953. Master of Arts with honors, Vanderbilt Peabody College, Nashville, 1954.
History teacher Clairton Public Schools, Pennsylvania, 1954—1967. Adjunct history professor Pennsylvania State University, McKeeksport, 1963—1967. History professor Community College Allegheny County, West Mifflin, since 1967, chairman social science department, 1970—2004.
Special agent counter intelligence United States Army, 1954-1956, Washington.
Colonel Governor Kentucky, Lexington, 1988. Member of Mon Valley Educational Consortium, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Theta Kappa (honorary).
Married Bette Lou Percy, September 7, 1956. Children: Scott David, Holly Anne.