Student University Oklahoma, Norman, 1926-1928.
Bar: Oklahoma 1944, United States District Court (northern district) Oklahoma, 1944, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1946, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1950, Missouri 1959, United States District Court (western district) Missouri 1959, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1960. Sole practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, since 1946, Joplin, Missouri, 1959, Kansas City, Missouri, 1960-1965, Claremore, Oklahoma, 1969-1979. Assistant manager Longbell Lumber Company, Claremore, 1928-1929, Clinton, Oklahoma, 1929-1930, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1930-1932, manager, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, 1932-1933, general manager, Tulsa, 1933-1948, division manager, Kansas City, 1949-1957.
Vice president, director Tamko Asphalt Products, Inc., Joplin, 1958-1959. General counsel Southwestern Lumbermen's Association, Kansas City, 1960-1965, corporation secretary, 1962-1965. Teacher business law University Missouri, 1946-1965, real estate law University Tulsa, 1969-1976.
Lecturer in field.
Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1944-1946, legal officer, 1945-1946. Member American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Kansas City Bar Association, Rogers County Bar Association, Tulsa County Bar Association, National Association Realtors, Metropolitan Tulsa Board Realtors (board directors 1970-1972, treasurer 1971, corporation secretary 1972), American Judicature Society, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Beta Gamma, Mid American Lumbermens Association, Tulsa Lumbermens Association (president 1941-1942), Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma History Society, Tulsa County History Society, National Lumber and Building Materials Association (board directors 1963-1965), Navy League United States Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons American Colonists, American Legion, Reserve Officers Association United States. Club: University (charter).
Lodge: Kiwanis International (president Tulsa 1941, section treasurer Texas-Oklahoma district 1942).
Married Frances Lou Vinson, June 19, 1929. Children– Brett Vinson and Sydney Davis Dove (twins).