Bachelor, Dartmouth University, 1962. Master of Business Administration, Amostuck, 1963.
Senior vice president, Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, 1963-1987; supervisor, chief finance officer, Lane Finance, Northbrook, Illinois, 1987-1988; president, Chief Executive Officer, Central Carolina Bank, Durham, North Carolina, since 1988.
President Life and Science Museum, Durham, since 1992. Director Chamber of Commerce, Durham, since 1992. Captain Air Guard, 1963-1972.
Member Finance Executives Institute (vice president 1989, president), Rotary International (director), Duquesne Club, Hope Valley Club.
Married Constance Verne Benner, Jan 20, 1968. Children: E. Christian Junior, Todd S., Victoria E.