Bachelor, McMurry College, 1959. Master of Education, West Texas State University, 1964. Postgrad, United States Chamber Institute.
Postgrad, Southern Methodist University, 1977—1982.
Postal clerk United States Post Office, Abilene, Texas, 1955—1957. Associate pastor 1st Methodist Church, Sweetwater, 1957—1959. Teacher Pampa Indiana School District, 1959—1965.
Assistant principal, 1965—1969. Elementary principal, 1969—1977. Director Pampa Chamber of Commerce, 1975—1977.
Executive vice president, since 1977. Board directors Lions Hi-Plains Eye Bank, Amarillo, Texas, 1971—1978. Honorary member board directors, since 1978.
Honorary life member, since 1972. Board directors Texas Lions Camp, Kerrville, since 1972, Pampa Youth & Community Court, since 1977.
Member of Knights of Pythias, Panhandle Area Chamber Executives, Chamber of Commerce Executives Association West Texas, West Texas Chamber of Commerce, Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, United States Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club (past vice president, president Pampa, District Governor award 1972).
Married Marilyn Janice Allman, June 15, 1957. 1 child Edmond Dawson.