Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1950. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1958.
Farm management educator, New Bichland, Minnesota, 1951—1953, Owatonna, since 1953. With United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945.
Member of National Education Association, Minnesota Vocational Educators Minnesota Education Association (director), Minnesota Vocational Agriculture Instructors Association, National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, Minnesota Vocational Association, American Vocational Agriculture Instructors Association, Minnesota Education Association, International Platform Association, Council Agriculture Service and Technology, Owatonna Exchange Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce Club, Toastmasters International Club.
Married Virginia Ann Ortlip, June 30, 1950. Children: John M., Carol Jean, Mary Louise, James Alan, Robert T., Zandra Annual.