Student, University Miami, 1947-1948; student, Eastern Illinois State University, 1948-1950, 55-56.
Chief investigator, Hargrave Secret Svc., Indianapolis, 1951-1952;
with department classified advertising, Denver Post, 1952-1953;
with department classified advertising, Cheyenne (Wyoming) Eagle-Tribune, 1953-1954;
owner, operator, Stony Lake (Michigan) Lodge, 1954-1955;
sports editor, columnist, feature and editoral writer, Mattoon (Illinois) Journal-Gazette, 1955-1956;
director public relations, Kuehne Manufacturing Company, Mattoon, 1956-1957;
vice president, Business Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Tupelo, Mississippi, 1957-1965;
outdoors editor, Tampa (Florida) Tribune, 1964-1984;
director public relations, Port of Islands Resort, Naples, Florida, 1984-1990;
director public relations, Bluff House Club and Resort, Green Turtle Bay, Bahamas, 1984-1997;
vice president, Cotee Industries, Incorporated, New York Port Richey, Florida, 1984-1997. Public relations consultant Metrogas, Inc., 1959-1965, United Cities Gas Company, 1959-1965. Advisor, consultant Braniff International, 1969-1982, UniRoyal, Inc., 1972-1983.
Advisor environmental studies center Hillsborough Community College, 1978-1982.
Past director public relations Eagle Temple Shrine. With United States Army, 1950-1951. Member Outdoor Writers American, Everglades Protection Association (board advisors 1975-1983), Florida Outdoor Writers Association (vice president 1970, Best Columnist award 9 years, Doctor Frank Philpott Conservation award 1984), Florida West Coast Veterinary Boxers Association (board directors 1972-1985), Florida Wildlife Association (board directors 1974-1982, Outdoorsman of Year award with National Wildlife Federation, 1982), Florida League Anglers (Distinguished Service award 1979), Ducks Unlimited, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners.
Married Marva Duan Mitteer, October 27, 1951. Children: Herbert Tracy, Timothy Ethan, Thomas W., Terri Lee Davis.