Bachelor of Arts, Duke University, 1932, Master of Arts, 1933.
Teacher Tennessee secondary schools, 1933-1941. With American Airlines, Incorporated., since 1941, general manager, 1959-1964, president, 1964-1967, vice Chairman, Board Of Directors, New York City, 1969-1983. Director National Council on Alcoholism.
Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member American Numismatic Society (member of council).
Married Joy Whitson, April. Married Marguerite Bush, August 23, 1976. Children: George Marion (deceased), M. Whitson.