Bachelor of Science, University Kentucky, 1963. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1964.
Finance analyst, Ford Motor Company, Detroit, 1964-1966; assistant treasurer, Joel Dean Associations, New York City, 1966-1967; assistant contractor, Trans World Airlines, New York City, 1967-1973; senior vice president finance services, treasurer, Gannett Company, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, 1973-1998. Board directors Marine Midland Bank, Rochester, Tremont Partners.
Fundraiser United Negro College Fund. Board trustees, treasurer Harley School, Rochester, New York. Board overseers Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.
Board governors Genesee Hospital, Rochester. Board directors Arlington Community Foundation, National Press Club Building, Washington. With United States Army, 1966-1972.
Member National Association Corporation Treasurer, University Kentucky Alumni Association, Columbia University Alumni Association, Country Club of Rochester, Genessee Valley Club, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Married Kristin H. Kent, October 1986. Children: James Nelson, Carter Danforth.