Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1951. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1974.
Research scientist, supervisor, Union Carbide Corporation, 1951-1964; central research manager, Borden Chemical, 1964-1967; research executive, Humko Chemical Company division Witco Corporation, Memphis, 1967-1983; general manager, corporation vice president, Humko Chemical Company division Witco Corporation, Memphis, 1983-1993; executive vice president, Enenco Inc., Memphis, 1986-1993; president, Chief Executive Officer, The Hume Company, Inc., Memphis, since 1993.
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Board directors United Way Memphis, since 1986. Member American Chemical Society, American Oil Chemists Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. Clubs: Egyptians (Memphis).
Married Evelyn Ruspini, August 2, 1952.