Bachelor of Science, University Florida, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, University Florida, 1955.
Executive assistant to governor, State of Florida, 1960-1963; attorney general, State of Florida, 1964-1965; vice president, Jim Walter Corporation, from 1965; executive vice president, secretary, general counsel, sucessor companies Hillsborough Holding Corporation and Walter Industries, from 1965.
Member Florida Board Education, Florida Securities Commission, Florida Judicial Council, Florida Pardon Board, Florida Budget Commission, Florida Revenue Commission. Chairman Florida Cancer Crusade, 1963. Coordinator Florida Democratic candidates, 1960.
Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1964. Chairman board trustees Center Florida Junior College, 1957-1961. Active University Florida Development Corporation 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953, Korea.
Member National Association Attorneys General, University Florida Alumni Association (president 1960), Blue Key (past president Florida), Kiwanis (president Ocala 1960), Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Phi.
Married Marjorie Ann Hiatt, July 1, 1950. Children: James H., William L., John F.