The Lawrenceville School. Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1953). Harvard University (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1956.
Master of Laws, 1957).
Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Harvard Law School Board of Student Advisers, 1954-1956.
Associate, Arrington, Kihle, Gaberino & Dunn and predecessor firms, Tulsa, 1957-1961; partner, Arrington, Kihle, Gaberino & Dunn and predecessor firms, Tulsa, 1961-1993; chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Arrington, Kihle, Gaberino & Dunn and predecessor firms, Tulsa, 1994-1996; general counsel, ONEOK, Inc., 1997-1998; of counsel, Gable & Gotwals, Tulsa, since 1998. Chairman, Board Of Directors Woodland Bank of Tulsa, 1979-1994.
Principal draftsman Oklahoma Supreme Court rules governing disciplinary proceedings, 1980-1981. Board directors Tulsa County Legal Aid Society, 1965-1970, pres.1967-1970. Board directors Tulsa Family Mental Health Center, 1982-1989.
Member American Bar Association, Tulsa County Bar Association (Young Lawyer award 1962, president 1970, President's award 1984, Professionalism award 1993), Oklahoma Bar Association (member professional responsiblity commission 1977-1984, vice chairman 1983-1984, Disting.svc. award 1984, Golden Gavel award 1985, President's award 1991, Masonic award for ethics 1995), Southern Hills Country Club (Tulsa), Princeton Club (New York City).
Married Elizabeth Anne Waddington, 1956 (divorced). Children: Elizabeth Anne, John Leslie III, WinifredL., Katherine M. Married Linda Vance, 1972.