Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Tennessee Technology, 1957.
Road designer, Virginia Department highways, Petersburg, Virginia, 1958-1964; structural designer, various architectural, engineering firms, 1964-1967; structural engineer, Combustion Engineering, Windsor, Connecticut, 1967-1972; structural engineer, Tennessee Eastman, Kingsport, 1973-1976; structural engineer, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, 1976-1987; structural engineer, ABB Environmental, Knoxville, 1988-1991; consultant, Jesse S. Mise, P.E., Knoxville, since 1992; chief engineer, James Thomas Engineering, Knoxville, since 1992.
Member Patriots of East Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1996. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, since 1993.
Married Betty Joy Curtiss, July 8, 1984. Children: Nancy Miller, Linda Andrews, Doug Hinshaw.