Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts, 1962). Wharton School of Finance and Commerce (Graduate Division), University of Pennsylvania. The Ohio State University (Juris Doctor, 1965).
New York University (Master of Laws in Taxation, 1967).
Phi Delta Phi.
Associate, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Toledo, 1967-1970; partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Toledo, 1971-1992; of counsel, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Toledo, since 1993; chairman management committee, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Toledo, 1988-1989. Chairman management committee, 1988-1989. Chief Executive Officer Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
Board of directors, secretary Toledo convention and Visitors Bureau, since 1983. Board directors, treasurer Toledo Community and Cultural Center, 1987-1992. Trustee Make-A-Wish Foundation N.W. Ohio, Toledo, 1988-1992, St. Vincent Medical Center Charitable Foundation, Toledo, 1989-1992, Olander Park Commission, Sylvania, Ohio, 1974-1977;member Toledo Vision Committee, 1988-1990.
Member Economics and Business Task Force Committee of 100, Toledo, 1988-1989. Board directors WFTE-television Public Broadcasting System, Toledo, 1990-1992, N.W. Ohio Big Brothers Association, Toledo, 1967-1969. Member American Bar Association (taxation section, corporation law section), Ohio Bar Association, Toledo Bar Association, Inverness Club (board directors, secretary 1971-1979), Stone Oak County Club (board directors, vice president 1989-1992).
Married Susan Serrott, July 30, 1966. Children: James Frederick III, Carey Elizabeth.