Graduated from the high school, Iola, Kansas, 1958.
Agent, manager, The Grolier Society, Kansas City, Missoury, 1959-1965; agent, state manager, Farm & Ranch Life Insurance, Wichita, Kansas, 1965-1973; state manager, assistant to president, Investors Trust Assurance Company, Indianapolis, 1973-1984; agency director sales, Liberty American Assurnace Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1981-1984; founder, president, chairman, United Trust, Inc., Springfield, Illinois, since 1984; president, chief Executive officer, United Trust Assurance Company, Springfield, since 1986; founder, chairman, United Income Inc., Columbus, Ohio., since 1988; director, president, Cimarron Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Illinois, since 1989. Chairman United Security Assurance Company, Columbus, since 1989. Director executive v.p.United Trust Life Insurance Company of Texas, since 1989.
Charter member Republican Task Force, Washington, since 1983. Member Governor's Prayer Breakfast Committee, Springfield, since 1987. Member Republican Congressional Leadership Council, Washington, since 1988.
Served with Kansas National Guard, 1962-1968. Member National Association Life Companies (national director 1990, Gold Plaque Award 1968, 69, 71, 72, 74, 79, 80, 81), Clubs: Sangamo (Springfield). Lodges: Elks.
Married Dorothy LouVae Harr, May 5, 1962. Children: Shari Lynnette, Derek Scott, Jarad John.