Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1942.
Assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1946-1947; member Barbour County Legislation, State of Alabama, 1947-1953; judge 3d judicial district, State of Alabama, 1953-1958; governor, State of Alabama, 1963-1966, 71-79, 83-87; sole practice, Clayton, Alabama, 1958-1962; director rehabilitation resources, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1979-1983; chair public administration, Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama, 1987-1995. President Alabama Board Education Sponsor, Wallace Act for state trade schools, 1947.
Candidate for president American Indiana Party, 1968, Democratic primary, 1972, 76. Board directors Alabama Tuberculosis Association. Past Sunday school teacher and superintendent Methodist Church Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, PTO. Member American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV. Lodges: Masons, Shriners, Moose, Elks, Modern Woodman of World, Order Eastern Star, Civitan International.
Married Lurleen Burns, May 23, 1943 (deceased). Children: Bobbie Jo, Peggy Sue, George Corley, Janie Lee. Married Cornelia Ellis Snively, January 1971 (divorced January 1978).
Married Lisa Taylor, September 1981 (divorced January 1987).