Graduate, Advertising Art School, Portland, Oregon, 1954; graduate, Institute Commercial Art, 1951-1952.
Lithographic printer, Your Town Press, Inc., Salem, Oregon, 1955-1958;
correctional officer, Oregon State Correctional Institution, 1958-1960;
owner, Illustrators Workshop, Inc., Salem, 1960-1961;
advertising manager, North Pacific Lumber Company, Portland, 1961-1963;
vocational instructor graphic arts, Oregon Correctional Institution, 1963-1970;
lithographic printer, Lloyd's Printing, Monterey, California, 1971-1972;
illustrator, McGraw Hill, 1972-1973;
owner, Publishers Art Svc., Monterey, 1972-1981;
correctional officer, Oregon State Penitentiary, 1982-1990. Retired;
owner Northwest Syndicate, since 1993.
Member Republican National Committee, Citizens Committee for Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Served with United States Navy, 1946-1951. Member of the United States Power Squadron, National Rifle Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics, Oregon Correctional Officers Association (co-founder, honorary member), Four Corners Rod and Gun Club.
Married June Anne Rice, December 20, 1952. Children: Joseph Horace III, Thomas E., Laurie E., Mark R., Ruth A.