Student, Coalinga College, 1939-1940; Bachelor of Arts Journalism, University of California at Berkeley, 1947; student voice and acting, American Theatre Wing, 1951-1953.
Reporter, city editor, Coalinga Record, 1947-1950;
editor agricultural news, University of California College Agriculture, 1950-1951. Professor music and chairman voice faculty University of Michigan. Director University of Michigan division National.Music Camp.
Faculty Aspen Music Festival and School, 1963-1976.
Member Republican Central Committee, Fresno County, California, 1950. President Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, 1987-1988. Member Sarasota County Republican executive committee.
Member, board directors Sarasota Concert Association. Board directors University Michigan Alumni Club. Served with United States Navy, 1942-1949.
Member University California Alumni Association, National Association Teachers Singing, American Academy Teachers Singing, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Delta Chi, Pi Kappa Lambda. Clubs: Rotary (president 1977, Paul Harris fellow), Ann Arbor Golf and Outing (president 1979), The Meadows Country Club (Sarasota, Florida).
Married Mary Margaret Wilson, January 23, 1944. Children: Kristi Elizabeth, Timothy James.