Student, University Massachusetts, Fort Devons, Ayer, 1946; student, Suffolk U., 1946-1947; student, University Pittsburgh, 1964-1965; student, Community College Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 1985-1989.
Studio manager American Photograph Corporation, New York City, 1947-1951. Salesman Haudenshield Realty, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, 1951-1959. Office manager Tuboscope Company, Houston, 1959-1963, Milliken-Slocum Company, Pittsburgh, 1963-1967.
Owner, manager John Burne Insurance Agency, Carnegie, 1967-1971. President Burne & Associates, Inc., 1971-1984. Board member 1st Federal Savings & Loan Association, since 1971.
Chairman, since 1993, 1st Carnegie Deposit, 1997, Skibo Finance Corporation, since 1998. Board directors 1st Federal Savings & Loan Association. Log home dealer; director, vice president Pittsburgh Phoenix Youth Festival Orchestra, since 1997.
President Chartiers Valley Junior Chamber of C., Carnegie, 1953, Collier Township Municipal Authority, Carnegie, 1959-1965. Trustee Woodville State Hospital, Carnegie, 1981-1991, president, 1987-1991. With United States Coast Guard, 1944-1946.
Member Society Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (president Allegheny council 1976-1977), Carnegie Area Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1971-1980), Rolling Hills Country Club, Lone Pine Golf Club, Masons (former presiding officer), Rotary (president Carnegie 1955-1956).
Married Helen Louise Haudenshield, October 15, 1949. Children: David Wayne, Kevin Scott, Cynthia Gayle.