Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1949. Postgraduate, Akron Law School, Ohio, 1951. Postgraduate, Cleveland Marshall Law School, 1952.
Master of Business Administration, Case Western Reserve University, 1962. Juris Doctor, Western State College Law, 1976.
Junior project engineer, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, 1949-1950;
general foreman, Cadillac Motor Car division General Motors, 1950-1953;
management consultant, M.K. Sheppard & Company, Cleveland, 1953-1956;
plant manager, Lewis Welding & Engineering Corporation, Ohio., 1956-1958;
underwriter, The Ohio Company, Columbus, 1959;
chairman, Growth Capital, Inc., Chicago, 1960-1998;
private practice law, San Diego, 1979-1985. President Meister Brau, Inc., Chicago, 1965-1973, The Home Mart, San Diego, 1974-1982. Managing agent, finance institution specialist Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation/RTC, 1985-1990.
Specialist in charge Office of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-DOL, Portland, Oregon, 1986-1987.
Co-chairman Chicago committee Illinois Sesquicentennial Committee, 1968. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Association Small Business Investment Companies (past president), State Bar California, Graduate Business Alumni Association Western Reserve University (past governor), Masons, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Pi Tau Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Married Phyllis Jean Brandt, December 27, 1948. Children: Sheila Rae, Sharon Kae.