Bachelor of Arts California, Berkeley, 1941. Postgraduate, Wharton School. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania.
Postgraduate, University California graduate business extension.
Account executive Dean Witter & Company, San Francisco, 1946-1953. Partner F.S. Smithers Company, San Francisco and New York City, 1953-1965. With Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. and predecessor, since 1966, managing director San Francisco, also director.
Director Tejon Agricultural Corporation.
Member executive board Bay Area council Boy Scouts American. Board directors Comprehensive Health Services, San Francisco. Trustee, member executive committee World Affairs Council of Northern California Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945.
Member Sigma Chi. Clubs: San Francisco Golf (San Francisco), Villa Taverna (San Francisco), Pacific Union (San Francisco). Racquet and Tennis (New York City).
Married Diane Gordon Oliver, October 3, 1975. Children– James Christopher, John Timothy, Clay Monica, Dare Valerie.