Bachelor of Fine Arts, Indiana U.-Purdue University, Indianapolis, 1951. Master of Fine Arts, University Tennessee, 1975.
Laboratory technician, Lindeman Corporation, Indianapolis, 1951-1956; color stylist, Lindeman Corporation, Galax, Virginia, 1956-1961; sales representative, Lindeman Corporation, Jackson, Tennessee, 1961-1969; instructor art, Union U., Jackson, 1969-1974; advisor visual arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, 1969-1974; chairman visual arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, 1974-1976; field representative, Tennessee Arts Commission, 1976-1978. Director Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois U., Charleston, Illinois, 1978-1985. Lectr.in field.
People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.
Board of directors Control Illinois Arts Consortium, Springfield, 1979-1985, program chairman, 1982-1983. President Venice (Florida) Art Center, 1993-1994, board directors, exhibition chairman, 1987-1993. Division chairman Goals for City of Jackson, 1972.
Mem.planning committee New Civic Center, Jackson, 1972. Sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945. Member Suncoast Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Florida Artist Group, Inc., Kiwanis (board directors, editor newsletter 1986-1996, president 1993-1994), Elks.
Married Beulah Frances Bunker, December 20, 1947. Children: Susan Lynn, Daniel Ray, Catherine Joan, Rodger Ora, Patricia Annual.