Bachelor of Arts, University Virginia, 1958.
Assistant to president manufacturing, Dentsply International, York, Pennsylvania, 1963-1969; vice president manufacturing, Dentsply International, York, Pennsylvania, 1969-1979; senior vice president, Dentsply International, York, Pennsylvania, 1979-1985; president, board directors, Thornton Group Ltd., since 1985; chairman, chief Executive officer, Thornton-White Inc., Charleston, South Carolina., 1986-1992. Board directors Dentsply International, York, Commonwealth National Bank (York region).
Board directors United Way, York County, 1974-1976. Executive committee National Alliance Businessman, York, 1972-1973, chairman, York metro, 1974-1975. Board directors Pennsylvanians for Right to Work, 1979-1981.
Board trustees Right to Work Defense and Education Foundation, 1979-1981. Member of The Club at Pelican Bay (Florida), Country Club of York (Pennsylvania), Delta Phi.
Married Dianne Fay George, September 9, 1961. Children: Sandra Whiteley, William Foster.