AB, Michigan State University, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, Indiana University, 1951.
Attorney Bendix corporation, South Bend, Indiana, 1951-1953, group attorney Teterboro, Michigan, 1953-1955. General counsel NWL, Kalamazoo, 1955-1958. Director marketing semi-conductor division Hughes Aircraft, Newport Beach, California, 1958-1960.
President, chief executive officer Aseco, Inc., Novi, Michigan, 1960-1968, W-K Manufacturing Company, Mount Clemens, 1968-1975. Sole practice consultant Newport Beach, California, 1975-1984. Chairman, chief executive officer Wayne Corporation, Richmond, Indiana, 1984, Richmond Transportation, Newport Beach, California, from 1984, also board directors.
Board directors Wayne Corporation, Richmond, Inc.
President Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, Tustin, California, 1987. Director, trustee Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1978-1983. Member National Head Start Association Corporation Board With Universal Service Administrative Company, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.
Member Indiana Bar Association, Detroit Athletic Club, Center Club, Balboa Bay Club.
Son of Angus Alton and Lois Grace (Bailey) deK. Married Elizabeth Ann (Bennett) 4 children Scott, Susan, Michael and Maribeth. Divorced 1968. Married Dolores Sue Rossi. 1 child: Lisa-Nicole.