Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1948. Master of Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1966.
Engineering supervisor Alabama Gas Corporation, Birmingham, 1948-1955. Assistant professor Alabama College, Montevallo, 1962-1963. Instructor University Georgia, Athens, 1963-1965.
Professor history University Montevallo, since 1965, chairman social science department history, 1988-1989.
Executive committee Shelby County Republican Party, Alabama, 1978-1989. Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy, 1944-1947. Member Southern History Association, Alabama His.
Association (president 1985-1986), Alabama Association University Faculty President (president 1980-1981), Alabama Association Historians.
Married Joyce Thomas (deceased). 1 child, Elizabeth Oliver.