Degree in Public Accounting, Falls Business College, 1958.
Singer, manager, Oak Ridge Boys, Nashville, 1959-1969; partner, agent, Don Light Talent, Inc., Nashville, 1969-1986; with music staff, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, since 1972; freelance singer, various recording sessions, Nashville, since 1969; freelance record producer,, Nashville, since 1975; owner, president, Harper and Associations, Nashville, since 1986.
Member Gospel Music Association (board chairman 1970-1972), Gospel Music Guild, Country Music Association, National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences.
Married J. Ella Snow. Children: Edward H., Franklin Clay, Jeffrey A.