Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1957; Master of Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania, 1959.
Assistant treasurer, Employees Reinsurance Company, Kansas City, 1961-1967; vice president, treasurer, Employees Reinsurance Company, Kansas City, 1967-1974; vice president director investments, Kansas Missouri Life Insurance Company, 1974-1978; vice president, Waddell and Reed, Inc., Kansas City, 1978-1983; senior vice president, Waddell and Reed, Inc., Kansas City, since 1983.
State representative Missouri General Assembly, Jefferson City, 1963-1964. Member Finance Analyst Society (past president 1969), Finance Executive Institute, Kansas City Country Club, Hallbrook Country Club.
Married Betty Branson, January 25, 1964 (divorced). Children: John Junior, Christopher, Hadley. Married Cecile Seraphim, January 24, 1986.
Children: George, Paul, Philip.