AB, Wabash College, 1960; Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1962; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wabash College, 1990.
Researcher, Edward Jones, St. Louis, 1962-1963; investment representative, Edward Jones, St. Louis, 1963-1970; general partner, Edward Jones, St. Louis, 1970-1980; managing partner, Edward Jones, St. Louis, since 1980. Board directors Trans World Airlines.
Emeritus Trustee Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, since 2007. Chairman board visitors Drucker Center Claremont (California) Graduate School, since 1987. Honorary consultant to Canada for Missouri.
Past chairman, board directors Arts and Education Council Greater St. Louis. Commissioner St. Louis Art Museum. Chairman St. Louis Symphony Society.
Past chairman St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association. Past chairman United States Chamber of Commerce, 2004-2005, chairman executive committee 200506. Member National Association Securities Dealers (past district chairman, board directors), Securities Industry Association (board directors, chairman 1976-1979), Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education (chairman trustees 1988-1992), St. Louis Club, Bogey Club.
Married Katharine I. Butler. Children: John C., Kristene Ellen Bachmann Dorcey.