Student, Southwestern University, 1945. Bachelor of Science in Naval Science and Tactics, University Texas, 1947. Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, University Texas, 1948.
Petroleum engineer The Texas Company (Texaco), New Mexico and West Texas, 1948-1959, Cosden Petroleum Corporation, Big Spring, Texas, 1959-1963. Manager outside operations production American Petrofina Company Texas, Big Spring, Tyler, Dallas, 1963-1985.
Assistant director Civil Defense Defense Big Spring and Howard County, Texas, 1969-1970. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1951-1953, Korea. Member American Petroleum Institute (vice chairman 1977-1978), Society Petroleum Engineers (director, secretary, treasurer, chairman East Texas chapter 1971-1978.
Membership committee national headquarters 1986-1988), Big Spring Chamber of Commerce (chairman petroleum committee 1969-1971).
Married Ardath Joyce White, December 19, 1949 (divorced August 1962). Children: Mark Alan, John Jeffrey. Married Betty Joyce Gray, August 4, 1964.