Bachelor, University Northern Iowa, 1950.
Teacher, Stuart (Iowa) High School, 1950-1952; manager, Beneficial Finance Company, Ventura, California, 1952-1959; manager, Security Pacific National Bank, Ventura, 1959-1963; executive vice president, Channel Islands State Bank, Ventura, 1963-1969; vice president, manager, Wells Fargo Bank, Ventura, 1969-1976; president, chief Executive officer, American Commercial Bank, Ventura, 1976-1995; retired, 1995.
Board trustees Community Memorial Hospital, since 1978, treasurer since 1979, finance committee, chairman since 1979, special hospital task force 1960-1963, publicity chairman fund doctor 1969 team captain. Honorary board member Ventura Unified School District Foundation. Trustee Foundation for Preservation of Ventura County Parks, 1979, friend 4-H.
County advisory board president Salvation Army, 1976-1977, treasurer 1972-1975, co-Chairman building fund, 1976-1977. Coach Little League; founding director Ventura Boys' Club. Coach, founding director Ventura Youth Basketball Association.
And others. Member American Legion, Ventura Downtown Lions Club (board directors, president 1971-1972), University Northern Iowa Alumni Association (life), American Bankers Association (community bankers advisory council 1984-1988), California Bankers Association (board directors 1968-1980, 1st vice president 1972, president 1973), California Bankers Association (Washington legislation team 1987), Indiana Bankers Association, Ventura County Farm Bureau, Masons (numerous offices), Shriners, Knight Masons of Ireland (Brian Born Council 1990), Order of Eastern Star (Ventura chapter #79), Order of Golden Poppy.
Married Carolyn Joyce Messersmith, June 22, 1952. 1 child, Linda Lea.