Bachelor of Science in Education, Georgia Southern College, 1962. Master of Science, Florida State University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1977.
Research associate Institute for Social Research, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1963-1964; research associate, Florida Alcoholism Rehabilitation Program, Avon Park, Florida, l964-65; public policy analyst, Pennsylvania Planning Board, Harrisburg, l970-7l; public policy analyst, Pennsylvania Department Community Affairs, Harrisburg, l975-86; senior planner, Jacksonville (Florida) Community Renewal Program, l97l-73; president, James G. Brandon, Inc., Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, l986-; vice president, Healthcare Research Affiliates, Inc., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, since 1991. Member adjunct faculty Jacksonville U., l972-73. Member of faculty Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, l984-86.
Board of directors Market Square Concerts, since 1990. Licensed lay reader Mount Calvary Episcopal Church, since 1976. First lieutenant United States Army, 1965-1968, Vietnam.
Married Norma Nancy Alberts, April 21, 1966. 1 child, Simon Hamlin.