Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Washington, 1942.
Division manager manufacturing, Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, 1942-1962; president, Andrews and Sons, Molalla, Oregon, 1962-1973; managing partner, A.F.S.-Conservation to Engineers, La Grande, Oregon, since 1973. General manager Courtright Irrigation Company, La Grande, 1976-1979. President, board directors Federal Land Bank Associations, Oregon City, Oregon, 1968-1972.
Committee member New York City Board Higher Education, 1956-1958. Chairman of Commission United Fund, Cincinnati, 1961. Chairman Molalla Union High School Board, 1968-1972.
Member governor's commission State of Oregon, 1978-1981. Elder, trustee Presbyterian Church, La Grande. Member American Charolais Association (board directors 1964-1968), Western Charolais Association(board directors, president 1963-1972), Oregon State University Whityycomb Club (honorary), Tau Beta Pi.
Married Maxine Anna Buchanan, December 25, 1941 (deceased). Children: John Louis (deceased), Bruce Buchanan.