Bachelor of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1957.
Investment manager Ridinger Trust private family trust, Indiana, 1957-1975. Vice president jade exploration Jades S.A., Antigua, Guatemala, since 1975. President Jade Council, Antigua, 1987-1990.
Chairman Center American Development Council, since 1990. Member United States Department State Overseas Security Advisory Council, since 1986.
Married Marilyn McConochy, July 10, 1955 (deceased 1973). Children: Renée, Robin, Angela. Married Mary Louise Johnson, December 21, 1977.
1 child, Jacob Thompson-Armstrong Ridinger.