Student, University Alabama College Commerce and Business Administration.
Assistant cashier, Baldwin County Bank, Bay Minette, Alabama, 1938-1943; president, director, Baldwin County Savings & Loan Association, Robertsdale and Fairhope, Alabama, 1943-1958; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, United First Federal Savings & Loan Association (merger Barnett Bank S.W. Florida), Sarasota, Florida, 1958-1986; senior chairman, Barnett Bank S.W. Florida, 1986-1989; also board directors, Barnett Bank S.W. Florida, Sarasota, Florida retired, 1989. Trustees Foundation for Savings Institutions, 1984-1986.
President Alabama Savings and Loan League, 1956. Past president, general campaign chairman, board directors, member advisory council Sarasota United Way. Past chairman Sarasota Housing Authority.
Past board directors Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association Sarasota-Manatee Counties. Past board directors, treasurer Sarasota County Library. Building Fund; trustee Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1986-1992, 93-94, chairman endowment committee, 1987-1992.
Board directors Sarasota Opera Association, Inc., since 1992. Past member advisory board Sunny Land council Boy Scouts American. Past trustee Argus Foundation.
Past board directors Industrial Development Corporation Florida. General chairman capital campaign funds Sarasota Young Men’s Christian Association, 1969. With United States Navy, World War World War II.
Member Florida Savings and Loan League (president 1970-1971), Sarasota County Chamber of C. (past treasurer, board directors), Sarasota University Club (past president, board directors), Oaks Country Club, Field Club (board directors 1968-1971), Masons (32d degree), Shriners.
Married Carmen Bailey. Children: Kay, Susan, John Michael.