Bachelor, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1957. Master of Arts, Tulane University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, 1969.
Assistant professor history William Carey College, 1963-1965, associate professor, 1965-1968, professor, 1968-1981, 88—, vice president academics, 1981-1986, vice president student development, 1986-1988.
Board directors Mississippi History Society, Jackson, 1979-1985. Member Forrest County Republican Executive Committee, Hattiesburg, 1970's. President Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, 1983.
Member Mississippi Council Colleges Arts and Sciences (president 1984-1985), Rotary (president 1973, 74, governor local district 1989-1990).
Married Donna Rose Duck.