Bachelor, William Jewell College, 1964. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1967. Postgraduate, Central Missouri University, 1970.
Volunteer Peace Corps, Malawi, 1967—1968. Property manager William C. Haas Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1970—1972. Executive vice president, co-owner Roger L. Cohen Company, 1972—1981.
President James M. Rodewald Company, 1981—1986, Investment Realty Advisors, Inc. Project partner Elsenberg Company, 1986—1991. Senior vice president Cohen-Esrey Company, 1991—1992.
President James M. Rodewald Company, since 1992. Member National Republican Committee. Member president's advisory council William Jewell College.
Board directors Downtown Inc., Kansas City. With United States Army, 1968-1970, Vietnam.
Member.Nat. Republican Committee. Member president"s advisory county William Jewell College. Member Kansas City Real Estate Board (Commercial Realtor Association of Year), Urban Land Institute, National Association Office and Industrial Parks, Real Estate Syndication Institute, National Association Realtors, Missouri Association Realtors.
Married Evelynn Brown Rodewald, December 19, 1965. Children: Kara Lynn, Kevin James.