Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1958. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1960. Degree (honorary), Averett College, 1999.
Degree (honorary), Mary Washington College, 1999. Degree (honorary), University Northern Virginia, 1999.
Various positions American Tobacco Company, 1961—1974. Lieutenant governor State of Virginia, Richmond, 1998—2002, assistant to the Governor for Commonwealth Preparedness, 2002—2004. Assistant secretary for special education & rehabilitation service United States Department Education, Washington, 2004—2007.
Chairman Virginia Republican Party, Richmond, 2007—2008. 2nd lieutenant United States Army.
Past chairman Disability Commission, Faith Based Community Services Task Force. Past co-chairman Committee on Educational Infrastructure. Past vice-chairman Governor's Commission on Transportation Policy.
Board director, past vice-chair Aerospace State Association. Director Jamestown Yorktown Foundation Inc. Honorary chairman Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Director, chairman Sorensen Institute Political Leadership. Director Center for Politics, past director Jamestown 2007. Director Lead Virginia, Virginia 21, Virginia Florida.
Chairman Stratford Hall National Council. Former member United States Access Bar. Past director Partnership for Urban Virginia, Greater Richmond Corporation, Virginia State Chamber of C.
Trustee, executive committee, finance committee Virginia Museum Fine Arts. 1st vice president, director Virginia Public Safety Foundation, Inc. Past president, trustee, executive committee Children's Hospital.
Metropolitan Richmond Convention and Visiting Bureau (past chairman, director, founding director). Virginia Health Care Foundation (past chairman, director, executive committee). 7th District Republican Party (past vice chairman 3rd district, executive committee member past precinct, ward and campaign chairman).
Republican Party of Virginia and delegate/alternate to 5 national conventions (past treasurer, past executive committee member, state central committee member). Ruling elder 1st Presbyterian Church, Richmond. Member drug task force Virginia State Crime Commission 2nd lieutenant United States Army, 1960-1961, captain United States Army Reserve., director Richmond Creation & Visitor Bureau.
Member American Legion, Virginia Chamber of Commerce (director), National Association Lieutenant Governors (member executive committee, Southern sector chairman), Southern Growth Policies Board, Advisory Board Tobacco History Corporation, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Richmond Republican Party Committee, Richmond German, Richmond Hundred (past president, director), City of Richmond Electoral Board (past chairman) Public Affairs Group (past chairman), Forum Club (past president), Commonwealth Club (past director), Custis Fishing and Hunting Club (director), Country Club Virginia (past president and Chief Executive Officer, past director), West Chop Club(director).
Married Margaret Dickinson Chase, February 27, 1971. Children: John Virgil, Henry Chase.