Bachelor of Science, North Dakota State University, 1951.
Adjuster First National Bank, Mankato, Minnesota, 1953-1954. From assistant cashier to president Columbus State Bank, North Dakota, 1954-1966. Commander banking, 1966-1969.
President Bank of North Dakota, Bismarck, 1969-1986. Chief executive officer Farm Credit Services, Minot, North Dakota, from 1986.
Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Member National Association Supervisors State Banks, North Dakota State University Alumni Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 and 8, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Lodges: Elks.
Married Nancy Wright Herbison, June 30, 1951. Children– Herbert Louis III, Ann, Matthew, Earl, Helen, Christine, Joseph, Pearl, Janet.