Bachelor of Arts, University Arkansas, 1959; Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1962.
With, Warner, Warner, Ragon & Smith, Fort Smith, 1962-1965; president, Dyke Industries, Inc., Little Rock, 1965-1978; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Dyke Industries, Inc., since 1979; of counsel, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, Little Rock, 1983-1987; executive director, Arkansas Department Economics Development, 1979-1980. Past director Union National Bank, Little Rock. Director Gibraltar Finance Corporation, Gibraltar Bank.
Chairman Ark Arts Center Foundation, since 1979. Chairman Metrocentre Improvement District, 1983-1985. Trustee Arkansas Children's Hospital, since 1973, president, 1983-1985.
Board directors Epsicopal Church Foundation, Council College of Preachers. Member American Society Most Veneable Order of the Hsop. of St. John of Jerusalem. Member board Yale Law School Fund, executive committee Yale School Association.
Member trustees' council National Gallery Art. Member Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Duck Unlimited (life), Country Club of Little Rock (president 1985-1986), Memphis Country Club, University Club (New York City), Yale Club (New York City), Knickerbocker Club (New York City), Brook Club (New York City), Bath and Tennis Club, Everglades Club, Sailfish Club Florida, The Crocodiles, Northeast Harbor Tennis Club.
Married Helen Lanier Porter, October 11, 1967. Children: Merritt, Simmons, Rob, Greg, Jim, Jonathan.