Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1957.
Continuity assistant Station WIMA-television, Lima, Ohio, 1958-1959. State editor Construction Digest, Indianapolis, 1959-1962, eastern manager, 1962-1963, vice president, 1973-1985, Allied Publications Inc., Indianapolis, 1985-1989. Public Journal of Explosives Engineering, Dublin, from 1983.
President Trade Association Management & Services, from 1971. Member advisory committee National Safety Council, Chicago, 1978-1979, Agricultural and Technology Institute, Ohio State University, Wooster, since 1985.
Member Dublin Community Council, 1969. Member agricultural advisory committee Voinovich-DeWine for Governor campaign, Columbus, 1990. Captain United States Army Reserve, 1957-1968.
Member Successful Magazine Publications Group, American Truck History Society, American Legion (post vice Commander 1990), Toastmasters International (winner district humorous speech contest 1986), Buckeye Packard Club, Bowling Green Lettermans Club.
Married Jeanne Frances Anderson, November 10, 1957 (divorced April 1982). Children: Cynthia, Laurence Marion Junior, Michael, Richard. Married Joyce Elaine Nehrig, December 4, 1982.