Graduate, Ryan School Aeronautics, San Diego, 1941. Student in engineering, North Texas State University. Student, University Minnesota.
Student, New York University.
Autopilot, radio-compass test engineer C5 Bombsight Sperry Gyroscope Company, New York City. B-29 aircraft field engineer Honeywell, 1943—1946. Assigned Pacific Air Service Command, Manila.
B-29 tr. command 2d Armed Forces Headquarters, Colorado Springs, 1944—1946. Instructor 313th, 314th, 315th, 73d, 58th & 509th wings in high level precision bombing technique using Honeywell autopilot and Norden bombsights B-29 XX Armed Forces Headquarters, Guam, Tinian. Industrial sales engineer Honeywell, New York City and Philadelphia, 1947—1950.
Station manager KTLN, Denver, 1950—1955. Founder, owner Station KWBY, Colorado Springs, 1954. Founder Station KSSS, Colorado Springs, 1955, Station KDAB, Denver, 1959, Station KKSN, Dallas-Fort Worth, 1960.
President Ameco Cable-television, Inc., Phoenix, 1959—1965. Vice president acquisitions American Cable television (subsidiary Ameco, Inc.). Founder Diversified Media Brokers, Dallas, 1966.
Retired, 1985; Instructor pilots, bombardiers, flight engineers United States Air Force, 1941-1946.
Founding member United States Air Museum, Duxford, England, Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Center Wall of Honor. Docent Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson. Member Republican National Committee, presidential task force, 2004.
Member of Arizona Air and Space Association, United States Air Force Association, National Cable television Association, National Association Broadcasters, Sigma Chi (life).
Married Stella West, October 31, 1947. Children: John Lynn II, Elizabeth Ann Ashurst.