Bachelor of Science, West Virginia University, 1959.
President Morgans Inc., 1969, Stationers Morgans Inc., 1981, Stationers, Inc., 1987, Stadium Bookstore, 1991—2003. Member District 15 West Virginia House of Delegates, since 2003, chair Government Organization Committee, member Agriculture Committee, Constitutional Revision Committee & Rules Committee.
Member of Huntington Chamber of Commerce (former chairman), Rotary (former president).
Married Elizabeth Ainsile. Children: Ainslie Ann, James H. III, Robert Paul, Raymond William.