Bachelor, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1952.
Regional group manager Lincoln National Life, Chicago, 1952-1964, director group field services Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1964-1966, assistant vice president, 1966-1967, Second vice president, 1967-1968, vice president, 1968-1973, executive vice president, since 1981, also director. Senior vice president Lincoln National Sales Corporation, 1973-1974, president, 1974-1981, also director. Director Lincoln National Administrative Services Corporation, Lincoln National Health and Casualty Insurance Company, Lincoln National Pension Insurance Company, Linclon National Managed Care, Inc., HealthWin Insurance Company, LNC Equity Sales Corporation, all Fort Wayne.
Board directors Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, since 1970, vice president, 1976-1977, treasurer, Ft.Wayne, 1980-1981, chairman finance committee, Fort Wayne, 1978-1986, chairman, since 1987. Board directors, vice president Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 1980-1985, president, 1985-1987. Member Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (chairman 1979, director 1977-1980, member agency officers round table 1975-1981), Life Underwriter Training Council (trustee 1975-1978).
Married Marilyn Smith, August 9, 1952. Children: Barbara Steele Kniskern, Todd Evans.