Oklahoma A. & M. College, University of Missouri and University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Arts, 1938. Juris Doctor, 1941). Phi Delta Phi.
Working as a partner of RAINEY & BARKSDALE. Admitted to the bar, 1941, Oklahoma and United States. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. 1957, United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
Okmulgee County (President, 1952-1954), Oklahoma and American Bar Associations.