Bachelor of Education, Illinois State University, 1939. Master of Arts, American University, 1958. Graduate, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1967.
Artist, W.L. Stensgaard Company, Chicago, 1939-1940; artist, The Diamond Store, Phoenix, 1941-1942; presentation artist, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1955-1972; instructor, Columbia Technology Institute, Arlington, Virginia, 1966-1972; owner, later partner, Guthrie Art & Sign Company, Winchester, Virginia, since 1976; instructor, U. Hawaii, Lihue, 1980-1981; cartoonist, The Kauai Times, Lihue, 1981-1990; owner, Alo-o-oha-ha-ha Caricatures, Lihue, Honolulu, since 1980. Consultant, artist Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester, 1975-1978;cartoonist International Salon of Caricature, Montreal, Canada, 1976-1977. Co-chairman Kauai Society of Artists Art Show, Lihue, 1981.
Board directors Civil Defense, Virginia Hills, 1954. Publicity committee Frederick County Taxpayers Association, Winchester, 1973, Exchange Club, Winchester, 1977. Lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1942-1954.
Member Museum of Cartoon Art, United States Naval Combat Artist, Daniel Morgan Museum (contributor 1976), National Society Mural Painters (contributor 1976), Allied Artists of America (contributor 1977), Pastel Society of America (contributor 1977-1978), American Watercolor Society (contributor since 1982), Greek Expeditionary Forces (honorary).
Married Eva Ross Harvey, December 8, 1945 (deceased January 1978). Children: Melody Bliss Johnson, Mark King Guthrie (deceased November 4, 2006).