Student, Davidson College, 1941-1943; student, University North Carolina, 1943; Bachelor of Science in Physical Science, University of Chicago, 1944; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1947.
With, American National Bank & Trust Company, Chattanooga, 1947-1982; president, American National Bank & Trust Company, 1962-1982; also director, American National Bank & Trust Company director special projects, Third National Corporation, Nashville, 1983-1985. Chairman of the Board, director Third National Bank of Anderson County, 1980-1984.
Served to Lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member Robert Morris Associations (president 1968-1969), Tennessee Bankers Association (board directors, president 1973-1974).
Married Ruth Garrison, September 11, 1948. Children: Margaret Shapard, John Peale, Ruth Garrison, Mary Ivens.