Student, University British Columbia, Canada), Vancouver, 1947. Graduate, Pacific Coast Banking School, 1963.
With National Bank of Alaska, Anchorage, since 1953, executive vice president, 1962-1965, president, 1965-1975, chairman executive committee, since 1975. Director Seattle branch Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco, 1978-1982, Alascom Inc., Mid-America Pipeline Company, Inc., Tulsa, Northwest Capital Corporation. Member National Export Expansion Council, Small Business Advisory Council, Regional Advisory Committee on Banking Policies and Practices, 1968-1969.
Chairman Alaska Radio Free Europe, 1971-1974. Member American Bankers Association, Alaska Nippon Kai.
Married Susan H. Schmelzer. Children: Gabriele, John, Robert.