Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and Geology, University Arizona, 1955.
Exploration engineer Shell Oil Corporation, California, Texas, Utah, NMex. and Wyoming, 1955—1958. Sales representative Johns-Manville, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1958—1965, area manager western states San Francisco, 1965—1968, district manager western United States San Mateo, 1969—1985. Vice president, general manager, co-owner Pipeline Materials Inc. of Tucson, since 1985.
Member statewide water resources committee and legislation subcommittee California City of C.
Co-founder troop Mount Diablo council Boy Scouts American, 1971, active council, 1971—1973. Coach Little League, Danville, Catholic Youth Basketball, Danville. Invitational cross country and track official 50 schools, 1972—1983.
Deacon Community Presbyterian Church, Danville, California, 1970—1973, board moderator, 1973, elder, 1974—1977, 1981—1984. Member of American Society for Testing and Materials (task force chairman 1983-1985), Tucson Chamber of Commerce (local government committee since 1985, candidate evaluation commission since 1987, chairman transportation committee since 1988), National Association Corrosion Engineers, American Waterworks Association, National Utility Contractors Association (board directors Tucson chapter since 1987, national board directors since 1989, chairman legislation committee 1989, co-chairman auction committee 1986, 1988-1989, Tucson chapter Associate of Hr. award 1987), Youth For Christ (board directors Tucson chapters 1988), Arizona Alumni Association (director), Toastmasters (president club 1963-1964, area governor 1965), Elks, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Markie Katrine Barker, June 18, 1933. Children: Deborah Anklam Benedict, James Lawrence, Mark Richard.