Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1958. Master of Arts, University Oklahoma, 1963. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1979.
Foreign service officer Department State, Washington, 1963-1988. Public, owner Searcy County Publications, Marshall, Arkansas, since 1991.
Secretary Searcy County Industrial Development Corporation, Marshall, Arkansas, 1991-1992. President Searcy County History Association, Marshall, 1993-1996. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1958-1961, PTO. Fellow Society Antiquaries.
Member Scottish Society (president Northwest Arkansas 1994-1997), Foreign Service Association, Rotary (president 1996-1997).
Married Margaret Zoe Grant, August 11, 1962. Children: William Grant, David Alexander.