AB, DePauw University, 1939. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1941. Doctor of Laws, Vincennes University, 1966.
Doctor of Laws, DePauw University, 1967.
Partner, J&J Company, 1976-1994; retired, 86th Congress, 11th Indiana District, 1994; assistant to secretary of treasury, 1961-1964; chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1964-1965; under secretary of treasury, 1965-1968; secretary of treasury, 1968-1969; president, American Security & Trust Company, Washington, 1969-1972; Chairman of the Board, American Security & Trust Company, 1972-1974. Board directors Manor Care.
Board of directors Student Loan Marketing Association. Board regents Georgetown University Served to lieutenant commander United States Navy, 1942-1945. Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Beth Ann Williston, September 3, 1939. Children: Bonnie (Mistress Michael Gilliom), Cherry, Joseph Williston, Elizabeth Eugenia (Mistress Andrew LoSasso), Lynn Hamilton (Mistress Keith Fineberg).