AB, Washington State University, 1934. A.M., Washington State University, 1935. Postgraduate, Duke University, 1936.
Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1947.
Assistant to director, special representative in C.A. Federal Energy Administration, 1943-1945. National director Community Action Programs, 1945-1947. Member staff Executive Office of President, Washington, 1947-1953.
Consultant industrial economist, 1953-1957, Seattle, 1960-1970, 85—. Director commerce and economic development State of Washington, 1957-1960. Chairman, chief executive officer Pacific First Federal Savings Bank, Tacoma, Seattle, Portland and Eugene, 1970-1985, director, vice chairman, since 1985.
Director Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Сompany, Washington Energy Company, Univar Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, Science Advances Inc., Columbus, Ohio, United Research Services Corporation, San Mateo, California.
Commissioner Seattle Worlds Fair Commission, 1960-1963. President United Arts Council Puget Sound, since 1970. Vice-chairman Economic Panel, Washington and New York City, since 1953.
Trustee Puget Sound Economic Development Council. Chairman Washington State Council International Trade. Board regents Washington State University.
Trustee Lewis and Clark College, Academy Contemporary Problems, Washington. Trustee, president Seattle Opera Association, since 1975. Board directors, vice chairman Washington State Convention and Trade Center, since 1982.
Chairman Station KCTS-television (public television), since 1987. Member Seattle Chamber of C. (trustee since 1960), Sigma Delta Chi, Kappa Sigma. Clubs: Rainier (Seattle), Washington Athletic (Seattle).
National Press (Washington).
Married Betty Jane Shell, February 1974. Children by previous marriage: William Henry, John Philip. Stepchildren: Robert L., Sandra L.